Warning to holidaymakers as cold front heads for NSW

Authorities are fearing a new round of flooding in the state’s already swollen catchments this week as another cold front heads towards NSW.

Spring sunshine is expected to give way to rain and thunderstorms on Sunday as a trough and associated low-pressure system invades western NSW on Monday before rolling east on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Beleaguered residents of Gunnedah were woken up by more flood warnings on Sunday.

Beleaguered residents of Gunnedah were woken up by more flood warnings on Sunday. Recognition:NSW SES

The wild weather is expected to coincide with the start of the school holidays and the NSW State Emergency Service is urging families embarking on road trips to be aware of road closures and changing conditions.

Showers and storms are most likely in Sydney and parts of northern NSW on Tuesday night, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting up to eight millimeters of rain.

An SES spokesman warned that the rain could worsen flooding in the state’s inland river systems, which are already saturated after last week’s downpours.

“Because the catchment areas are wet and many dams are full, the waterways are very sensitive to rainfall, and further inland surges and flooding are likely,” the spokesman said.

“The SES will work closely with the Bureau of Meteorology to determine the areas of influence of the forecast weather.”

The NSW SES prepares for further flooding in inland NSW.

The NSW SES prepares for further flooding in inland NSW. Recognition:NSW SES

Besieged communities in western and southern NSW have experienced persistent flooding over the past fortnight, with several minor to major flood warnings still in place.

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Joel McCord

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