Tamworth weather expected to be warm and wet on weekend with Peel and Namoi rivers on minor flood watch | The Northern Daily Leader

Date: 2021-11-19 07:58:18

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WEEKEND weather is set to turn wet and gloomy again in Tamworth and residents have been urged to be prepared for potential flooding as waterways are already bubbling along. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) put a minor flood watch in place for the city’s Peel River on Friday morning, which will be upgraded to an official warning if conditions worsen. The Namoi River at Gunnedah, Upper Macintyre River at Inverell and the Gwydir River in the wider Moree area were also on flood watches on Friday afternoon. “Catchments likely to be affected by flooding are currently saturated following rainfall earlier in the week,” the BoM said. It said the flooding could occur from Sunday. The BoM said the evening could bring possible thunderstorms while Saturday could see showers on Saturday and a warm top temperature of 32 degrees in Tamworth. READ ALSO: Sunday is expected to be the peak of the upcoming wet weather and Tamworth has a 95 per cent chance of rain, which could dump up to 35mm in gauges across Tamworth. The wet weather is part of a system which is forecast to affect large parts of the state. All weather warnings and updates can be found on the BoM website or the State Emergency Service (SES) website. Storm and flood preparation resources are also on the SES site. Call 132 500 for assistance or Triple Zero (000) in a life-threatening emergency. Emergency services have reminded residents to never walk, ride or drive through floodwaters and obey all road closed signs if the weather deteriorates. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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