Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:49 pm EST on Wednesday 2 February 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA

A trough over far western Queensland will push east over the coming days, drawing tropical moisture across most of the state with showers, rain and potentially severe thunderstorm activity becoming more widespread from Thursday.

Rainfall will move eastwards across the interior, likely moving off the southeast coast during Thursday afternoon. 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.

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 Thursday afternoon.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Burrum and Cherwell Rivers

Mary River

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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