Weather: Rainfalls and river levels

Filed in Just In by November 26, 2021

THE Bureau of Meteorology has advised today will bring the heaviest rainfalls, with showers persisting throughout the weekend and into early next week. 

The weather system is moving toward Newcastle, however another system is coming in from the North, bringing more rain until the afternoon. 

There is a high risk of flooding during the next few days across the region.

The New England Highway between Scone and Aberdeen only has one lane open and long waits for motorists. Police are on scene.

Kars Springs had 115mm in the past 24 hours and Bunnan 101mm.

PLEASE don’t drive through flood waters and stay safe.

Rainfalls until 9am Thursday and 9am Friday:

  • Aberdeen: 7 / 44
  • Blandford: 5.8 / 35
  • Bunnan: 6 / 101
  • Ellerston: 27 / 17
  • Glenbawn Dam: 5/ 29
  • Kars Springs: 6.4 / 115
  • Merriwa: 6 / 54
  • Moonan: 35 / 22
  • Murrurundi: 6 / 57
  • Parkville: 7.8 / 49
  • Rouchel: 24 / 21
  • Scone: 10 / 45
  • Upper Rouchel: 8 / 49
  • Wingen: 7 / 42

Local river levels reported by the Bureau of Meteorology at 8:16am:

Dartbrook:

  • Yarrandi Bridge: 4.81m

Hunter River

  • Belltrees: 1.41m steady
  • Aberdeen: 3.58m rising

Isis River

  • Lower Timor: 2.34m rising

Kingdon Ponds:

  • Parkville: 4.23 rising
  • Scone: 0.91

Merriwa River:

  • Vallances Creek: 3.08m rising

Moonan Brook:

  • Moonan: 0.96m rising

Pages River:

  • Blandford: 6.13m falling
  • Gundy: 1.14m rising

Rouchel Brook:

  • Rouchel Brook: 1.38m steady

The Merriwa River at Merriwa. Photo: James Constable.

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