Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:06 pm EST on Tuesday 30 January 2024

Flood Watch Number: 3


A slow-moving trough over southern and southeastern Queensland is maintaining unsettled conditions. Enhanced widespread heavy shower and thunderstorm activity is likely within the flood watch area through to Wednesday, with locally intense rainfall possible.

Most catchments within the Flood Watch area are relatively wet following rainfall over the last few days.

Locally moderate to heavy rainfall is likely with showers and thunderstorms during Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Minor flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area from later on Tuesday, with locally moderate to major flooding possible in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

Localised flooding, including flash flooding, is likely. Flooding may result in disruption to transport routes and isolation of some communities.

Flood warnings are also current for a number of catchments which have now been removed from the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Dawson and Don Rivers
Comet and Nogoa Rivers
Calliope River
Boyne River
Baffle Creek
Kolan River
Burnett River
Mary River
Noosa River
Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks
Pine and Caboolture Rivers

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Paroo River; Bulloo River; Burrum and Cherwell Rivers, Laidley Creek, Warrill Creek, Bremer River and Lockyer Creek; Logan and Albert Rivers; Condamine River, Moonie River. As upstream flood waters move through the Balonne River and Weir River catchments flood warnings may be issued over coming days. Flooding is no longer expected in: Gold Coast Rivers and Creek, Upper Brisbane River, Macintyre River, Warrego River, Wallam and Mungallala Creeks,

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