Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:52 pm EST on Saturday 27 February 2021 Flood Watch Number: 3

Minor to moderate flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area from Sunday.

A developing tropical low in the Coral Sea is likely to bring heavy rainfall to the Flood Watch area particularly from Sunday and overnight into Monday.
Uncertainty remains around the development and movement of the system into next week, which will have a bearing on where the heaviest rainfall occurs.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area have recorded 150-300 mm of rainfall in the last 7 days and are saturated. River levels are likely to respond quickly to further rainfall.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to produce daily rainfall totals of
100-150 mm particularly near the coastal areas, with isolated heavier rainfall in excess of 200 mm possible.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are expected throughout the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

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/



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