(Still) Wild and wet start to 2024 but severe weather warnings cancelled

Map of areas issued with a minor flood watch warning.

Susanna Freymark


NSW SES said it has breathed a sigh of relief for everyone in Northern Rivers as the intense rainfall predicted has eased.

The sky might still look a bit grumbly, SES said, but the intense weather warnings predicted earlier today have been cancelled by BOM.

There are still some slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms rumbling along the northeast coast.

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The wild start to the New Year isn’t about the party you may or may not be going to – it’s about the weather.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a minor flood warning for the Northern Rivers from tonight, Sunday, December 31 and continuing into Tuesday.

BOM advised that there is potential for heavy rain and flooding because of persistent showers and thunderstorms.

A Severe Weather Warning is in effect for heavy rain, possible flash flooding and a Flood Watch is also in place.

A trough will linger near the northern NSW coast until Tuesday or Wednesday, with severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall possible.

This rainfall may cause minor flooding across parts of the Northern Rivers.

Catchments most likely to be affected include:

Wilsons River and Richmond River

For the latest flood and weather warnings go here.

For more information go to Flood Watch Service.

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500 and in an emergency call Triple Zero.

Stay safe out there, folks – and Happy New Year.

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