Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for QLD

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
specified catchments.

Initial Flood Watch for northern Cape York Peninsula catchments

Issued at 11:33 am EST on Wednesday 23 January 2019
Flood Watch Number: 1

Flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area over the next few days.

A monsoon low is developing and deepening over the northern Cape York
Peninsula, which is likely to cause heavy rainfall in the northern Cape York
Peninsula catchments during the next few days.

Catchments are wetting up following areas of heavy rainfall across Cape York
Peninsula over the last few days, which will make stream rises and flooding
more likely with heavy rainfall.

Enhanced rainfall is expected across the northern Cape York Peninsula, with
6-hour rainfall totals in excess of 150 mm possible with storms.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Jardine River

Ducie, Jackson and Skardon Rivers

Wenlock River

Embley and Mission Rivers

Watson River

Archer and Coen Rivers

Jacky Jacky Creek

Olive and Pascoe Rivers

Lockhart 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/

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Thursday 24 January 2019.

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