Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Cairns and Rollingstone
Issued at 11:16 am EST on Saturday 8 December 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible across the Flood Watch area during Sunday and early part of next week.

Heavy rainfall associated with ex-tropical cyclone Owen is expected to develop in coastal and adjacent inland areas during Saturday night, continuing into Sunday. Further heavy rainfall is possible on Monday.

Localised falls in excess of 200 mm have fallen across parts of the Flood Watch area over the last few days, which has started to wet catchments.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall overnight Saturday and Sunday is current for areas between Mareeba and St Lawrence.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert 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/

Rainfall and River Conditions Map