Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:53 pm EST on Tuesday 19 December 2023

Flood Watch Number: 11


Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper which brought heavy rain to the Far North extends east from the low into the waters north of Cooktown, and is drifting slowly north while weakening.

Flood water from the rainfall continues to make its way slowly through the catchments.

Catchments within the Flood Watch area are now wet.

Elevated river and creek levels, and areas of flooding, have been reported in several Cape York Peninsula catchments. This has caused disruption to transport routes and isolation of some communities.

A protracted flood is likely to occur at Kowanyama on Magnificent Creek in the coming days and it may exceed the major flood level.

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments on the North Tropical Coast: Daintree and Mossman Rivers; Russell River; Tully and Murray Rivers; and Herbert River.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Mitchell River
Stewart River
Normanby River
Jeannie River
Endeavour River

See to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:

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

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map