Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 12:56 pm EST on Saturday 8 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 5
Further heavy rainfall is likely for the coastal catchments in South East Queensland over the next few days.
Showers and storms continue across the Flood Watch area during the weekend. The heaviest falls are expected overnight Saturday into Sunday, particular across the Gold Coast and the Hinterland.
After the showers and storms this week, the catchments in the Flood Watch area are likely to respond quickly to further heavy falls.
Minor flooding is possible. Further localised flooding and disruptions to transport routes are likely.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Pine and Caboolture Rivers
Lower Brisbane River
(Specifically the Bremer River, Warrill Creek and Brisbane Creeks)
Logan and Albert Rivers
Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks
Although river level rises may occur, riverine flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks, Upper Brisbane River.
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/
Rainfall and River Conditions Map