Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Daintree River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the Daintree River and Flood Warning for the Mossman

Issued at 4:02 pm EST on Tuesday 19 March 2019
Flood Warning Number: 2

River levels at Daintree Village may exceed the moderate flood level overnight
Tuesday into Wednesday, but is dependent on forecast rainfall.

The river levels later in the week may reach similar levels recorded during
late December 2018 when Daintree Village peaked at 8.75 metres. Levels are not
expected to reach the January 2019 flood levels.

Since 9am Tuesday rainfall totals between 55-80 mm have been recorded in the
Daintree and Mossman River catchments.
Daily totals over the next few days are likely to be 150-250 mm associated with
Severe TC Trevor.

For information regarding Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor, please see the
warnings on the Bureau website at:

Daintree River:
River level rises are occurring between Bairds and Daintree Village. Forecast
rainfall late Tuesday into Wednesday is expected to cause renewed river level

The Daintree River at Daintree Village is currently at 4.80 metres and rising.
Rivers levels are expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m)
Tuesday night. The river level likely to exceed the moderate flood level (6.00
m) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, dependent on forecast rainfall.

Mossman River:
River level rises are being observed along the Mossman River in response to
recent rainfall. Further rises are expected with forecast rainfall.

Flood Safety Advice:
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)

Current emergency information is available at

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am EST on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Daintree R at Bairds TM, 6.11, Rising, 03:00 PM TUE 19/03/19
Daintree R at Daintree Village TM, 4.80, Rising, 03:05 PM TUE 19/03/19
Mossman R at Mossman TM, 7.07, Falling, 03:20 PM TUE 19/03/19
Mossman Tide TM, 1.43, Steady, 03:30 PM TUE 19/03/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at The latest weather
forecast is available at
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