Friday, 2 April 2021

BOM warns of more rain in the Northern Rivers region over the next 7 days

Sometimes it seems that every recent year brings a burden Northern Rivers communities must bear.

In 2019 it was the months of mega bushfires which destroyed so much – forests, native animals, farm stock, property and lives. In 2020 it was the COVID-19 pandemic which kept families apart and played havoc with tourism-reliant businesses in the region. In 2021 to date it is the almost constant presence of rain from February onwards and the flooding that brings.

By the end of March NSW rainfall was 154% above the long-term average and there had been various degrees of flooding in the Tweed, Richmond and Clarence valleys.

On 1 April 2021 the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued another flood warning for possible minor flooding in the Tweed and Rouse Rivers, Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek catchments, due to a low pressure trough which may potentially deepen off the northern coast early next week bringing showery conditions along much of the New South Wales coast across catchment areas already wet from previous rains.

BOM also issued this 8 day rain forecast up to 8 April 2021:

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