Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:27 pm EST on Wednesday 3 March 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

Further flooding is likely across parts of the Flood Watch area.

Heavy rainfall from shower and thunderstorm is expected in the Flood Watch area Wednesday and Thursday. Isolated daily rainfall totals of up to 150 mm are possible.

Rainfall totals of between 80 - 200 mm have been recorded in the watch area over the last 7 days. Catchments in the watch area are saturated from recent rainfall and river level rises are occurring.

Further river level rises and travel disruption are expected in the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Jardine River
Ducie, Jackson and Skardon Rivers
Wenlock River
Embley and Mission Rivers
Watson River
Archer and Coen Rivers
Holroyd and Kendall Rivers
Coleman and Edward Rivers
Jacky Jacky Creek
Olive and Pascoe Rivers
Lockhart River
Stewart River
Normanby River

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts.

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.

Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/

Rainfall and River Conditions Map