Flood watches have been issued today for catchments along the Great Dividing Range for the following areas.

Catchments likely to be affected include - for the latest official warning for these areas.

Upper Macintyre River Gwydir River Namoi River Tumut River

Flood Watch for the following regions - Valid Wednesday 14th of July 2021.

Persistent moderate rainfall from today through to Saturday morning on wet catchments will lead to minor, possibly moderate flooding along these river systems and adjacent tributaries.

Satellite Imagery - Valid 2pm Wednesday 14th of July 2021.

The wet weather is beginning to increase along the western face of the Great Dividing Range as the moisture and trough begin to combine and roll over topography. The best of the falls over the Southwest Slopes, Eastern Riverina, through the western parts of the Central Tablelands and into the Northern Tablelands. Rain should turn to showers over Northeast VIC tonight but increase tomorrow. Strong rain shadow along the eastern/lee side of the divide with northwest winds drying out as they run down towards the coast undermining rainfall development. A sharp rainfall gradient can be seen through the ACT.

State of Play - Valid 2pm Wednesday 14th of July 2021.

Widespread rain through NSW will continue to move east and persist about the western face of the GDR and into NE VIC. A series of troughs through southeast SA will move into VIC tonight with bands of showers and thunderstorms moving through with gusty winds (thunderstorm charts to be issued this evening). More showers expected to develop in a moist westerly airstream over VIC this afternoon and this evening, especially at elevation. Warm to very warm ahead of the trough over QLD with a northwest flow aloft. That trough is producing light and patchy rainfall, some of that may drift into southern and southeast QLD overnight into Thursday with 1-10mm possible.

More updates coming this afternoon and this evening, with a very active period shaping up for the southeast states.

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