Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:55 pm EST on Thursday 24 February 2022 Flood Watch Number: 3

WIDESPREAD MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING, WITH ISOLATED MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA FROM THURSDAY NIGHT

An upper low will move slowly eastward across southern Queensland through Thursday before rotating over the southeast on Friday. A surface trough near the southeast coast will deepen in response to this upper weather system through Thursday. Through Thursday morning the main trough and heavy rainfall has remained just off the coast, however this trough may move or redevelop back over land later Thursday and then remain slow-moving into Friday, producing periods of heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms.

Catchments are wet, and likely to respond quickly to further rainfall.

Heavy and locally intense rainfall is expected across parts of the Flood Watch area.

River level rises are expected across the Flood Watch area, with widespread minor to moderate flooding. Isolated major flooding is possible with locally heavy rainfall. Flood Warnings are current for the Mary and Stanley Rivers, and the Sunshine Coast.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Baffle Creek

Kolan River

Burnett River

Burrum and Cherwell Rivers

Mary River

Noosa River

Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks

Pine and Caboolture Rivers

Upper Brisbane River

Lower Brisbane River

Logan and Albert Rivers

Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks

Condamine Rivers (Upper Condamine River)

Macintyre River

Weir River

Moonie River

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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