Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast forecast districts
Issued at 10:40 am EST on Sunday 26 May 2013.
CANCELLATION OF DAMAGING SURF FOR NORTHERN RIVERS AND MID NORTH COAST.
A high pressure ridge is dominant over New South Wales, with the remnant trough in the eastern Tasman Sea.
Very heavy surf has eased below damaging surf thresholds with Significant Wave Heights of around 3 to 3.5 metres expected on the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast today easing later tonight. The threat of beach and coastal erosion has also eased. Dangerous surf conditions will remain, with hazardous conditions for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing with large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
The Severe Weather Warning for damaging surf for parts of the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.