Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:58 pm EST on Monday 13 May 2019

Flood Watch Number: 1

Flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area over the next few days.

Tropical Cyclone Ann, currently a Category 2 system situated in the Coral Sea, is expected to approach Cape York Peninsula resulting in showers and rain areas during Tuesday, increasing to areas of very heavy rainfall overnight Tuesday and through Wednesday.

Catchments are slowly becoming more wet following areas of coastal showers during the last few days, which will make stream rises and flooding more likely with the onset of heavy rainfall.

Enhanced rainfall is expected across the North Tropical Coast north of Ingham and through to Cooktown from Tuesday onwards, with the period of heaviest rainfall expected overnight Tuesday and during Wednesday.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Endeavour River
Daintree River
Mossman River
Barron River
Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood and cyclone products 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