SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IN PLACE FOR NORTH COAST

A severe weather warning is in place for the north coast.

A line of storms embedded in a slow moving rain band is generating heavy rainfall for parts of the north coast.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Ballina, Yamba, Maclean and Woolgoolga.

Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.

Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.

Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.

Clothiers Creek recorded 78mm and Tumbulgum recorded 68mm in 60min from 4:45am to 5:45am.

74mm was recorded at Kingscliff in 60 minutes from 7:30am to 8:30am.