The Meteorology Bureau issued a extreme weather alert for NSW after evacuating three towns on the south coast overnight as heavy rain continues to lash the state.
Last night, thousands were advised to prepare for extreme weather, while evacuations were requested at various towns on the south coast.
Some towns are now dealing with the possibility of major flooding and heavy rainfall.
Flood warnings are in effect today for towns on the south coast of the state, while heavy rain and destructive winds are also forecast to hammer the metropolitan Sydney, Newcastle and the Blue Mountains.
Damaging winds with gusts of more than 90 km / h are expected to develop early Monday morning on the coastal fringes of Sydney and the Hunter area, before spreading into the afternoon to the Mid North Coast.
Shoalhaven experienced flooding at Nowra and Terara along the Shoalhaven River. The Bureau of Meteorology estimates that floods in the region peaked just before midday and have since been falling.
⚠️ #Moderate #Flood Warning issued for #Shoalhaven River at #Nowra and #Terara. The #Shoalhaven River at #Nowra and #Terara have peaked and are falling with #moderate flooding. See https://t.co/pKLUba0wzU for details and updates; follow advice from @NSWSES. #NSWFloods pic.twitter.com/TVvIGhESGu
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) August 10, 2020