Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:20 pm EST on Saturday 9 February 2019 Flood Watch Number: 18

Continued river level rises are expected in the Flood Watch area over the next few days.

The monsoon trough extends across Cape York Peninsula to a Tropical Low situated in the northwest Coral Sea east of Cairns, and is expected to continue to slowly move northwards and remain active over the region through the weekend.

Some of the catchments in the Flood Watch area are currently flooding or have experienced flooding in the past week. Rivers and streams in these areas will respond faster to further rainfall.

Scattered slow moving thunderstorms are forecast to continue across the Flood Watch area through the weekend, with locally heavy rainfall (50-100 mm) at times likely in the Cape York catchments north of a line between Kowanyama and Port Douglas.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding across the Flood Watch area.

Flood Warnings remain current for numerous other catchments across the State.

Catchments expected to be affected include:

Jardine River
Ducie, Jackson and Skardon Rivers
Wenlock River
Embley and Mission Rivers
Watson River
Archer and Coen Rivers
Holroyd and Kendall Rivers
Coleman and Edward Rivers
Mitchell River
Staaten River
Jacky Jacky Creek
Olive and Pascoe Rivers
Lockhart River
Stewart River
Normanby River
Jeannie River
Endeavour River
Daintree River
Mossman 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 Sunday 10 February 2019.



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