Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:07 pm EST on Tuesday 16 May 2017

Issue Number: 1

A slow moving surface trough over southwestern Queensland will combine with an increasingly moist and unstable air mass to produce widespread showers and thunderstorms, spreading to rain at times during Thursday and Friday.

Widespread daily rainfall totals of 30-50 mm are forecast from early Thursday through to late Friday across parts of southwestern Queensland. Isolated totals up to 100 mm are possible.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible based on forecast rainfall.

Catchments at risk include the Bulloo and Paroo river basins, and parts of the Warrego River and Cooper Creek basins.

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

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/brochures/flood_watch/ for further information about Flood Watch.

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
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For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

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