Tuesday, October 31, 2017

QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds

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QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds


Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:56 pm Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Proserpine, Bowen, Townsville, Hamilton Island, Ayr and Alva Beach.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain

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QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:11 am Wednesday, 18 October 2017.
Heavy rainfall is possible in coastal areas between Ayr and Bundaberg today.

Weather Situation:
An upper low lies over the northern interior of Queensland, which will move slowly east towards the tropical coast while weakening. A surface trough lies near the Central and Capricornia coast, and is expected to move into Townsville and Cairns waters later today.
Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms, which may lead to flash flooding, are possible over coastal areas between Ayr and Bundaberg today, chiefly during the morning. 6 hourly rainfall totals of 120mm to 180mm are possible, with isolated 6 hourly totals over 200mm.

Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the area and separate Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued as as necessary.

Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Mackay, Proserpine, Hamilton Island, Bowen and Ayr.

119mm has fallen in the 6 hours to 7.10am at Moore Park, north of Bundaberg.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

QLD Flood Watch: Coastal catchments from Bowen to Hervey Bay

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QLD Flood Watch: Coastal catchments from Bowen to Hervey Bay


Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:36 pm EST on Tuesday 17 October 2017
Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area during the next few days.

An upper trough over central Queensland combined with a surface trough off the
Capricornia coast is expected to produce heavy rainfall over the Flood Watch
area during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area are generally wet, particularly areas in the
south that received significant rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Heavy rainfall is expected to develop across the Flood Watch area during the
next 24 hours, chiefly overnight tonight, with 6 hourly rainfall totals of 120
- 180 mm possible.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible during the next few
days.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall is current.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Don and Proserpine Rivers

Pioneer River

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks

Calliope River

Boyne River

Flooding is no longer expected in the Noosa River and the Sunshine Coast Rivers
and Creeks. Flood warnings are current for the Mary, Burrum and Kolan Rivers
and Baffle Creek.

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

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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QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain

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QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and parts of Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:29 am Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in coastal areas between Bowen and Hervey Bay during the next 24 hours.

Weather Situation:
A strong upper low lies over central Queensland, which will move northeast towards the tropical coast during the next 24 hours. A surface trough lies off the Wide Bay and Capricornia coast, and is expected to extend back onto the Central Coast overnight tonight.

Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop in some coastal and adjacent inland areas between Bowen and Hervey Bay during the next 24 hours, chiefly overnight tonight. 6 hourly rainfall totals of 120mm to 180mm are possible.

Gusty conditions will continue in exposed areas, but damaging gusts over 90 km/h are no longer expected.

Severe thunderstorms are possible within the warning area, and separate Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued as necessary.

Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Yeppoon and Hamilton Island.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

QLD Flood Watch: Rollingstone to Gladstone, inland to parts of the Burdekin & Fitzroy

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QLD Flood Watch: Rollingstone to Gladstone, inland to parts of the Burdekin & Fitzroy


Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:20 pm EST on Thursday 18 May 2017

Issue Number: 3

Widespread rainfall totals of 100 to 200 mm are forecast to occur across the watch area through to Friday evening, with isolated heavier totals up to 400 mm possible.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible based on forecast rainfall. Heavy rainfall may also lead to localised flash flooding.

Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area include the Bluewater Creek, Bohle, Black, Ross, Haughton, Don, Proserpine and Pioneer rivers, and parts of the Burdekin and Fitzroy rivers. For those catchments affected by ex-TC "Debbie" during March and April, flood levels during this event are expected to be significantly lower.

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

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/brochures/flood_watch/ for further information about Flood Watch.

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
Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

QLD Flood Watch: Cairns to Gladstone, extending inland to parts of the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments

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QLD Flood Watch: Cairns to Gladstone, extending inland to parts of the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments


Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:06 pm EST on Tuesday 16 May 2017

Issue Number: 1

A surface trough is likely to form in the Coral Sea near the southern tropical coast on Wednesday and then move slowly southwest onto the coast, providing a focus for increased shower and rain activity.

Widespread rainfall totals of 100 to 200 mm are forecast to occur across the watch area from Wednesday evening through to Friday evening, with isolated heavier totals up to 400 mm possible.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible based on forecast rainfall. Heavy rainfall may also lead to localised flash flooding.

Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area include the Mulgrave, Russell, Johnstone, Tully, Murray, Herbert, Bohle, Ross, Haughton, Don, Proserpine and Pioneer rivers, and parts of the Burdekin and Fitzroy rivers. For those catchments affected by ex-TC "Debbie" during March and April, flood levels during this event are expected to be significantly lower.

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

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/brochures/flood_watch/ for further information about Flood Watch.

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
Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts

Rainfall and River Conditions Map

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