Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:21 pm EST on Wednesday 21 April 2021 Flood Watch Number: 3

Minor to moderate flooding is being recorded in the Flood Watch area.

Further heavy rainfall associated with a coastal trough is forecast across the Flood Watch area over the next few days, with areas of heavy rain shifting further south into the Ingham area during Thursday. The heaviest rainfall is expected closer to the coast and ranges.

Rainfall totals of 280-500 mm were recorded over parts of the Flood Watch area in the 48 hours to 9am Wednesday, with the heaviest falls in the coastal parts of the catchments. Many catchments within the Flood Watch area are now saturated and will therefore respond relatively quickly to further rainfall.

Further minor to moderate flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area during the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are likely within the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Endeavour River

Daintree River (Including the Bloomfield River)

Mossman River

Barron River

Johnstone River

Herbert River

Catchments that are now in Flood Warning: Mulgrave, Russell, Tully and Murray Rivers

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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