A deepening low pressure trough off the NSW Far North Coast is expected to cause further heavy rain in the region today.
A deepening low pressure trough off the NSW Far North Coast is expected to cause further heavy rain in the region today. JERAD WILLIAMS

Severe weather warning cancelled

THE NSW Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the severe weather warning for the Northern Rivers.

The trough off the Northern Rivers coast is no longer expected to cause moderate to heavy rainfall in the area, although showers are stiill forecast, the SES says.

A minor flood warning was issued for the Wilsons River after an average of 66 millimetres of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours.

The river was predicted to reach the minor flood level of 4.6m at Lismore about 3am Tuesday morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a Flood Watch for Tweed, Brunswick, Richmond and Wilsons Rivers on Monday morning.

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

The SES further advises that people camping, caravanning and engaging in activities near rivers and streams should listen to the radio for updates and advices, camp well away from watercourses and streams and be particularly aware that roads leading away from unestablished camp sites could be affected before camping areas.

Farmers and other landholders should keep a watch on their streams and be prepared to move pumps, equipment and livestock to higher ground.

If you need emergency assistance as a result of flooding, contact your local State Emergency Service Unit by calling 132 500. The SES is monitoring the situation and will continue to issue updates.

Information on the weather can be obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology web site at www.bom.gov.au. Alternatively, you may phone 1300 659 218.

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