Severe Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Cancellation of
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Northern Rivers forecast district

Issued at 10:33 am EST on Thursday 28 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system centre off the southern Queensland coast is moving slowly northeast, while a ridge of high pressure extends from the southern Tasman Sea into New South Wales. This pattern is bringing a gradual easing of conditions in northeast New South Wales.

The Severe Weather Warning for the Northern Rivers district has been cancelled, though windy conditions, showers and dangerous surf conditions will persist today.

Rainfall for 24 hours to 9am Thursday:

182 mm at Tuckombil and 175 mm at Alstonville (west of Ballina),

177mm at Lake Ainsworth (near Ballina)

122 mm at Minnie Waters and 128 mm at Sandstone Hill (east of Grafton),

163 mm at Lismore,

123 mm at Bellingen (Crystal Creek),

114 mm at Dorrigo

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 or call 1300 659 218.

The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.