Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:45 pm EST on Tuesday 22 February 2022

Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR TO MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA

A coastal trough is expected to develop along the southern Queensland coast during the next few days. The coastal trough and an approaching upper trough will enhance the risk of heavy rainfall in southeastern parts of the state from as early as Tuesday evening.

Catchments are wetting up from rainfall over the last few days, and are likely to respond quickly to further rainfall.

Heavy rainfall is expected from overnight Tuesday in parts of the Flood Watch area.

River level rises are likely to follow periods of heavy rainfall, however, the timing and areas for initial flood impacts are uncertain across the Flood Watch area. Flood Warnings will be issued for catchments with observed rainfall where flooding is expected.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

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)

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/

Rainfall and River Conditions Map