Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

RENEWED RISES AND MINOR TO MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. LOCALISED FLASH FLOODING IS A RISK FOR THE NEXT
24-48 HOURS

A trough will move across the southeast during Thursday and early on Friday and may linger into the weekend, maintaining unstable conditions. This will result in thunderstorms developing and bring further rainfall from Wednesday evening into Thursday, with further rainfall possible into the weekend.

Widespread rainfall totals of 20-80 mm are possible across the flood watch area. High intensity rainfall associated with any thunderstorms could result in isolated totals greater than 150 mm.

Catchments remain very wet following rainfall over the last week and creek and river levels remain high with flood warnings continuing for most of the flood watch area. Higher than normal tides are currently being observed but will decrease over the next few days.

Renewed rises are possible across the Flood Watch area and areas of minor to major flooding may redevelop, however, peak levels are expected to be below those observed over recent days. There is a risk for localised flash flooding with heavy rainfall as catchments remain saturated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Burnett River (Barambah, Barker and Boonara Creeks)

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 and tributaries)

Macintyre River

Weir 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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