Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 12:49 pm EST on Friday 20 March 2020 Flood Watch Number: 1
Flooding is possible from Sunday across parts of the Flood Watch area.
Showers are expected across the Flood Watch area during Friday and Saturday ahead of an approaching coastal trough. Heavy rainfall is likely from the early hours of Sunday through to Monday as the trough moves onshore.
Catchments are relatively wet following rainfall earlier this month and will therefore be more responsive to heavy rainfall, with riverine flooding possible from Sunday.
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:
Daintree River (Including the Bloomfield River)
Mulgrave and Russell 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