Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:29 pm EST on Sunday 24 April 2022

Flood Watch Number: 3

MINOR FLOODING MAY OCCUR ACROSS PARTS OF THE FLOOD WATCH AREA FROM TUESDAY

A trough in the far west is drawing moisture into western Queensland. The system is likely to produce widespread showers and rain areas across the Flood Watch area from late Sunday and continue into Monday. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible.

Catchments are generally dry and are expected to respond slowly.

Minor flooding may occur in some parts, with higher levels possible where the heaviest rainfall occurrs.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are likely in areas of heaviest rainfall.

Catchments that may be impacted include:

Settlement Creek
Nicholson River
Leichhardt River
Upper Flinders River
Lower Flinders River
Cloncurry River
Paroo River (QLD)
Bulloo River (QLD)
Barcoo River
Thomson River
Cooper Creek
Diamantina River
Georgina River and Eyre Creek

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings 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/ western Queensland

Rainfall and River Conditions Map