Rain persists in NSW and Southeast QLD

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Minor flood warnings were issued for the Orara and Bellinger rivers last night with the continuing rain.

Some moderate to heavy falls have occurred over SE QLD and NE NSW in the past 24 hours. Upper Springbrook on the QLD/NSW border tops the list with 154mm to 7am. A few sites in the Northern Rivers have topped the 100mm mark including Ballina and Evans Head.

There was some particularly heavy rain in the headwaters of the Wilsons River early evening (21st) which has resulted in the river passing the 7 metre mark at Eltham this morning. This is actually quite significant and would normally result in a flood warning for Lismore but rainfalls elsewhere in the catchment have been a lot lower. Regardless there is a flood along the Wilsons River and some roads are cut upstream from Lismore.

Rainfall totals since last Wednesday are now well over 200mm at many locations between Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast hinterland.

Michael

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