Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 11:54 am EST on Saturday 28 March 2020 Flood Watch Number: 3
Flooding is possible across parts of the Flood Watch area.
A trough extends from the northwestern Coral Sea across far northern Cape York Peninsula, and is likely to remain near stationary for the next few days.
Widespread showers, rain areas, and thunderstorms are likely to persist near and to the south of the trough for several days.
Catchments within the Flood Watch area have received rainfall over recent days, very heavy at times, with river rises being recorded.
There is potential for further heavy rainfall and thunderstorms across the Far North, with particularly very heavy rainfall to areas north of about Lockhart River and Weipa.
Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes is possible throughout the Flood Watch area, particularly in the areas of heaviest rainfall.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Ducie, Jackson and Skardon Rivers
Embley and Mission Rivers
Archer and Coen Rivers
Jacky Jacky Creek
Olive and Pascoe 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:
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/
Rainfall and River Conditions Map