Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:41 pm EST on Thursday 3 February 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA

A trough over central and eastern Queensland is currently moving east drawing tropical moisture across eastern districts with showers and potentially severe thunderstorm activity expected to increase during Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

Conditions are expected to ease in southern parts of the Flood Watch area from late Thursday afternoon and northern parts overnight Thursday into Friday morning.

From Friday as the trough moves north the focus of rainfall is expected to move to northern parts of Queensland.

Intense rainfall rates are possible for some areas particularly in association with thunderstorms which may cause localised flooding. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings may be issued for parts of the Flood Watch area if required.

Parts of the region are wet following recent rainfall, with showers and thunderstorms over the next few days expected to saturate catchments, which may lead to river level rises.

River level rises are expected, with minor to moderate flooding possible across the Flood Watch area from late Thursday afternoon.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Belyando and Suttor Rivers to Burdekin Falls Dam

Dawson and Don Rivers

Comet and Nogoa Rivers

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Calliope River

Boyne River

Baffle Creek

Kolan River

Burnett River

Burrum and Cherwell Rivers

Mary River

Upper Brisbane River

Lower Brisbane River

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Logan and Albert Rivers, Condamine Rivers, Macintyre River, Weir River, Moonie River, Balonne River, Wallam and Mungallala Creeks.

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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