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Old Mar 19th 2011, 5:22 pm   #1
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Default Illawarra - Flood Warnings

Having felt left of all the 'excitement' that the rest of the country has had of late, I thought it onlt fit and proper that we should have our turn here in the Illawarra... so.....

Severe Weather Warning
for flash flooding
for people in the Illawarra forecast district

Issued at 10:10 pm EDT on Saturday 19 March 2011.

Weather Situation
A trough just off NSW coast draws a deep moist airstream towards the coastal regions.

Lingering showers which may lead to flash flooding are forecast for parts of the Illawarra forecast district during next 6-10 hours.

Areas to be affected include northern parts of Shoalhaven catchment north-northwest of Nowra and adjacent areas just southwest of Wollongong.

Since 9 am Saturday, Barrengarry (The Old School House) picked up 186 mm, Hampden Bridge (Kangaroo River) 122.0 mm, Wongawilli 118.5 mm, Wattamolla (Griffiths) 128.0 mm.

Kangaroo River gauge at Hampden Bridge indicated level rising from 0.5 m to 5.5 m during last few hours.


I've had 120mm down here on the coast, with 17mm of that in the last hour alone.
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Old Mar 19th 2011, 6:44 pm   #2
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They reckoned south east Queensland was going to get hammered but I think you got most of it instead. Some flooding inland here though, Roma/Dalby region.
Get your wellies out and stay safe
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Appin Road from Appin to Bulli was under water at about 7pm last night, and we've had another 108 mm since then on the northern beaches. The amount of water pouring of the escarpment is affecting safety on the roads such as Bulli Pass, LHD etc.

Oh and its still raining with plenty more on the way. The radar doesnt look pretty right now.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/radar....=radarz&lc=003

And here's the latest weather warning issued at 4.27am

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/warning.jsp?id=IDN28500

I'm staying home today!
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Pretty dire in Sydney too - especially in my bedroom where it's currently coming through the ceiling (right over the bed) at an alarming rate.
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Pretty dire in Sydney too - especially in my bedroom where it's currently coming through the ceiling (right over the bed) at an alarming rate.
Oh dear!
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Ah, wonderful, the DS and his wife and two kids are down there, hoping to get back today, after a wedding. This will be interesting.
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Audly Weir in Royal National Park closed for flooding from last night.
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Audly Weir in Royal National Park closed for flooding from last night.
And it is still raining heavily, and doesn't look like it is going to let up at all.
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Not my finest moment. I chose the area for a weekend break for my husband birthday. I honestly thought we would be stranded here after all that rain, the road was flooding when we arrived.
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Well if Saturday was bad, today has been something else !!

We have 181mm in three hours and I have been spent that time fighting a running battle to keep the flood out... and only just managed it.

Currently at Albion Park
Temperature 21.3°C
Dew Point 21.3°C
Feels Like 21.3°C
Relative Humidity 100%
Rain since 9am/last hr 195.2mm / 62.6mm
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Well if Saturday was bad, today has been something else !!

We have 181mm in three hours and I have been spent that time fighting a running battle to keep the flood out... and only just managed it.

Currently at Albion Park
Temperature 21.3°C
Dew Point 21.3°C
Feels Like 21.3°C
Relative Humidity 100%
Rain since 9am/last hr 195.2mm / 62.6mm
Thats serious rainfall Doesn't look like its a hurry to move either.
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Thats serious rainfall Doesn't look like its a hurry to move either.
Never seen anything like it. We have 228mm in the last 24hrs and its still coming and we already have lots of roads closed and flooded.

Some perspective for any folks in the UK reading this. I'm from Manchester, you know, that famously wet city. Well I've had more rain today than the average in Manchester for November, December and January... combined !!
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Audley Weir still closed in the National Park.

SES currently evacuating some parts of Barrack Heights.

South Coast trains terminating at Wollongong.

Stay safe people - its still raining.
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It's crazy, even in the city. Driving past Redfern station this morning was like driving through a river.

We'll be having our second night sleeping on a mattress on the master suite floor. We could sleep in the guest room downstairs but we want to keep an eye on the ceiling above where our mattress should be, as it's still dripping and its life expectancy is not great.

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Stay safe in this wet weather
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