Saturday, February 6, 2016

QLD Flood Watch: Coastal Catchments Between Mackay & Townsville

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QLD Flood Watch: Coastal Catchments Between Mackay & Townsville

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:00 pm EST on Saturday 6 February 2016

Issue Number: 5

A coastal trough currently off the Central Coast will move slowly northwards in the days ahead. Thunderstorm activity will contract northwards from Sunday.

Heavy rainfall associated with thunderstorms are expected to produce 50-100 mm with localised totals in excess of 150mm possible in a 24 hour period. Thunderstorm activity may occur for several days. A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is current for parts of the Flood Watch area.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible, particularly in areas that have received significant rainfall recently.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to localised flash flooding.

Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area include the Pioneer, Proserpine, Don, Bowen, Broken, Bogie, Haughton, Ross, Bohle Rivers and Black and Bluewater Creeks.

Separate flood warnings are current for the Fitzroy and Burnett River catchments (see link below).

See 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 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
Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see:

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map

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