QLD Warning Flood Watch for catchments north of Innisfail to Kowanyama


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

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

Flood Watch for catchments north of Innisfail to Kowanyama

Issued at 12:40 pm EST on Wednesday 20 March 2019

Flood Watch Number: 3

Flooding is likely across the Flood Watch area over the next few days associated with the movement of Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

TC Trevor crossed the eastern Cape York Peninsula coast on Tuesday afternoon, and broght heavy rains up to 302mm in the coastal area in the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday.

TC Trevor is expected to continue moving in a west-southwest direction. It is possible that Trevor will reintensify to a severe tropical cyclone in the Gulf tomorrow.

Heavy rainfall is forecast over parts of the Flood Watch area during Wednesday and Thursday, including the North Tropical Coast catchments north of Innisfail.

A tropical cyclone warning, a tropical cyclone watch, and a severe weather warning are current for parts of the Flood Watch area.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Jardine River

Ducie, Jackson and Skardon Rivers

Wenlock River

Embley and Mission Rivers

Watson River

Archer and Coen Rivers

Holroyd and Kendall Rivers

Coleman and Edward Rivers

Mitchell River

Jacky Jacky Creek

Olive and Pascoe Rivers

Lockhart River

Stewart River

Normanby River

Jeannie River

Endeavour River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Flood warnings are current for: Daintree and Mossman Rivers.

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/

Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Thursday 21 March 2019.