QLD Warning Flood Watch for the North Tropical Coast and southern Cape York Peninsula

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Flood Watch for the North Tropical Coast and southern Cape York Peninsula

Issued at 12:03 pm EST on Monday 10 December 2018

Flood Watch Number: 3

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible across the Flood Watch area early this week.

Heavy rainfall associated with ex-tropical cyclone Owen is expected to continue along the North Tropical Coast for the remainder of Monday. The focus of the heaviest rainfall will follow the path of ex-tropical cyclone Owen inland over the next few days.

Localised falls in excess of 300 mm have fallen across parts of the North Tropical Coast during the weekend, which has started to wet catchments.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall during Monday afternoon is current for areas between Port Douglas and Ingham. Heavy rainfall is expected from Monday in the southern Cape York Peninsula catchments.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Norman River

Gilbert River

Coleman and Edward Rivers

Mitchell River

Staaten River

Daintree River

Barron River

Johnstone River

Herbert River


A Flood Warning is now in place for the following catchments; Mulgrave and Russell Rivers, Tully River, Murray River.

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/

Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Tuesday 11 December 2018.