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Severe weather and flood warnings for the NSW coast on Monday | Goulburn post

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Driving rains, thunderstorms and flash floods are expected to hit much of New South Wales today, from Coffs Harbor on the North Coast to Bega on the South Coast and west to Coonamble. Already flooded communities such as Richmond and Windsor in the Hawkesbury northwest of Sydney are bracing for further major flooding. Early Monday morning, the Hawkesbury River was rising in both suburbs. Parts of the Hunter in Bulga, Singleton and Maitland can also expect minor to major flooding. There is a minor flood warning for the Macquarie River in Bathurst. Dozens of schools around NSW are closed on Monday. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said heavy rain is expected on Monday and Tuesday. “An upper low over northern New South Wales will move slowly south today and Tuesday,” the Bureau said. “A surface trough off the NSW coast is forecast to strengthen bringing moist southeasterly winds to the mid-north coast, Hunter, Sydney metropolitan area, Illawarra, south coast and parts of the plateaus and lowlands. northwest slopes and plains.” He said six-hour rainfall totals of between 70mm and 120mm are possible. LIVE BLOG: More flooding expected with rainy days ahead Meanwhile, New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has reportedly warned that parts of Lismore on the rivers of northern New South South Wales could be uninhabitable for years as 2,000 homes and businesses have been declared unlivable, the Sydney Morning Herald has reported. Thousands of people have been displaced in Lismore and Ballina and fled to evacuation centers as parts of north coast towns were flooded last week. Flood warnings are also in place for parts of southern Queensland, including major flooding of the Condamine and Balonne rivers, Eyre Creek, Lower Moonie River and Weir River.