QLD Flood Watch: Wide Bay & Burnett, SE Qld, Darling Downs & Granite Belt Areas

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:02 pm EST on Thursday 12 May 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS LIKELY ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA FROM FRIDAY WITH ISOLATED MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE.

A strong upper trough is moving eastward across Queensland. Widespread rainfall and stream showers expected across the Flood Watch area with a risk of isolated thunderstorms across northern parts. Locally heavy falls are possible during the rest of today and Friday, likely easing into the weekend as the upper trough moves just offshore.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area are generally saturated from rainfall over the last few days and weeks. Smaller creeks and tributaries may respond rapidly to further rainfall.

A severe weather warning is current for parts of the Flood Watch area.

Minor to moderate flooding is likely with isolated major flooding in areas of higher rainfall. Some catchments within the Flood Watch area have existing flood warnings and with further forecast rainfall additional or renewed rises are possible in these catchments.

The situation will be monitored closely and further flood warnings will be issued where required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Calliope River

Boyne River

Baffle Creek

Kolan River

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

Logan and Albert Rivers

Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks

Condamine Rivers (particularly Upper Condamine)

Macintyre River

Weir River

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings 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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