Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:48 pm EST on Friday 22 April 2022 Flood Watch Number: 3

MINOR FLOODING IS LIKELY FROM FRIDAY NIGHT, ISOLATED MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE

A surface trough located just offshore of the northeast tropical coast is forecast to deepen and remain slow moving during Friday, producing heavy rainfall and areas of flooding over the Flood Watch area. The heaviest rainfall is expected to contract to the north during Saturday.

The risk of heavy rainfall and flooding south from Ingham has now eased although showers will continue across the weekend.

Catchments are slowly wetting up from rainfall over the past few days. with small river level rises occurring in areas close to the coast.

Areas of minor flooding are likely from Friday night and into Saturday, with isolated moderate flooding possible where the heaviest rainfall occurs.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes in the area is likely.

A Severe weather Warning is current for heavy rainfall for parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Daintree River

Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Black River, Ross and Bohle Rivers, Haughton River, Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam, Cape River to Burdekin Falls Dam, Belyando and Suttor Rivers to Burdekin Falls Dam, Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam, Don and Proserpine 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:
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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