Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:08 pm EST on Monday 29 January 2024

Flood Watch Number: 2


A slow-moving trough is forecast to become established within a very moist tropical airmass over southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales during Monday into Tuesday. Enhanced widespread heavy shower and thunderstorm activity is expected within the vicinity of the trough from Monday through to Wednesday, with locally heavy rainfall likely.

Inland catchments within the Flood Watch area are relatively dry, whereas the coastal catchments are generally wetter, especially those in southeast Queensland. Catchments around Brisbane are wet following recent rainfall, with elevated levels in some tributaries.

Locally moderate to heavy rainfall is likely with showers and thunderstorms over the next few days. Some areas may receive heavy rainfall over consecutive days which will increase the flood risk.

Widespread minor flooding is likely across the Flood Watch area from Tuesday, with locally moderate to major flooding possible in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

Flooding and flood warnings are already occurring in several catchments within the Flood Watch, as noted against the list of catchments below.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Dawson and Don Rivers
Comet and Nogoa Rivers
Burnett River
Burrum and Cherwell Rivers
Mary River
Noosa River
Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks
Pine and Caboolture Rivers
Upper Brisbane River
Lower Brisbane River(Flood warning current from earlier rainfall. Lower Brisbane River not at risk at this stage)
Logan and Albert Rivers(Flood warning current from earlier rainfall)
Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks
Condamine Rivers
Macintyre River
Weir River
Moonie River
Balonne River
Wallam and Mungallala Creeks
Warrego River (QLD)
Paroo River (QLD)(Flood warning current from earlier rainfall)
Bulloo River (QLD)(Flood warning current)

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.

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