NSW floods LIVE updates: Sydney faces more rain as northern NSW enters clean-up mode

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Murray River levee to be tested

Flood levees are being put to the test as swollen rivers peak or approach their peak in the NSW-Victorian border towns of Echuca and Kerang.

The Murray River surpassed the 1993 flood level of 94.77 metres above sea level at Echuca on Saturday and is forecast to peak around 95 metres.

Engineers checked the Victorian-NSW border town’s three-kilometre temporary dirt levee over the weekend and reassured residents it remained structurally sound.

“Those levees, whilst they’re holding at this point in time, do continue to be a vulnerability for that particular community,” State Emergency Service Victoria’s Tim Wiebusch told reporters on Sunday.

Search for woman lost in floodwaters

NSW Police are on the lookout for a woman aged in her 20s who has gone missing in floodwaters in the state’s Central West.

Emergency services were called to an incident about 30 kilometres north of Mudgee about 11pm on Sunday after a car was swept away in floodwaters.

The driver of the car, a 45-year-old man, and two male passengers, aged 43 and 26, made their way to safety. A female passenger managed to make her way out of the car but remains missing.

The three men are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

More than 140 flood warnings in place across NSW

Good morning, Sarah Keoghan here to take you through the latest weather news across NSW.

Sydney is predicted to receive almost 50 millimetres of rain today after a soaking night in state’s north.

There are more than 140 flood warnings still in place from the NSW SES after the low-pressure system dumped 150 millimetres of rain over northern NSW on Sunday night. This includes 23 emergency warnings, 64 watch and act alerts and 55 advice warnings.

With the weather event now moving down the coast towards Sydney, the Nepean and Hawkesbury river areas are on alert for mild to moderate flooding.

We will keep you updated as the day unfolds.

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