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Weather watch as Beaches disappear from East Coast Low

3 March 2022: High tides and rough seas have seen most local beaches disappear by lunchtime today, 3 March 2022, with rough seas continuing to batter the coast from the East Coast Low.  An ominous rain bomb heading our way, however, has shifted north, leading to relatively little rain in the area compared to the large amounts forecast.

While residents in flood-prone areas are encouraged to remain prepared and keep an eye on communications, it now looks like evacuations are unlikely.

Businesses in Narrabeen were prepared for the worst but were fortunate when the weather system suddenly shifted north this afternoon, 3 March.

A number of roads are closed around Manly Vale near the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool and. large tree is down near forty baskets pool in Balgowlah Heights and further tree damage is expected over coming days.

Conditions may become more severe again over the weekend so keep an eye on the Bureau of Meteorology warnings page. 

Some key sources for information

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately


SES 132 500: www.ses.nsw.gov.au


Live traffic: https://www.livetraffic.com


Fire and Rescue: https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au


Rural Fire Service: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au


Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au




2 March 2022: Northern Beaches residents should prepare for severe weather conditions from an East Coast Low, also known as an East Coast Cyclone or extratropical cyclone, later today, Wednesday 2 March.

The severe weather event could bring flooding, wild seas, high tides, and strong winds to the Northern Beaches and much of our patch of the east coast.

In preparation for this weather event, sand has been dropped at two locations on the Northern Beaches, Manly and Warringah/Pittwater State Emergency Service (SES) units report. These are
  • North Narrabeen Surf Club Carpark (behind the unit block, near the beach entrance at Southern end of carpark)
  •  Denzil Joyce Carpark Curl Curl (In the carpark off Abbot Rd)

There are also sandbags available at the Terrey Hills SES base at gate 3 Thompson Drive.

Bring your own shovel and shopping bags to fill the bags.
Both NSW SES Manly Unit and NSW SES Warringah / Pittwater Unit are ready to help (check those pages for tips on how to sand bag correctly too). In the first instance if emergency assistance is required call the main hotline  NSW SES on
132 500. If life threatening, call 000.

A severe weather warning, a flood watch alert, and a hazardous surf warning are all still in place from the Bureau of Meteorology in areas which include the Northern Beaches: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

Heavy rain has already affected Mona Vale Road and the main roads along Narrabeen and Collaroy this week.


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