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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Coastal rivers - Townsville to Mackay

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

FLOOD WARNING FOR COASTAL RIVERS AND ADJACENT STREAMS BETWEEN TOWNSVILLE AND
ROCKHAMPTON
Issued at 11:34 am EST on Thursday 24 January 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Rainfall totals of up to 250mm have been recorded since 9am Wednesday within
the warning area. The heaviest rainfall is currently falling between Mackay and
Rockhampton. The rain is forecast to move south during Thursday and Friday,
with localised totals of 200-300mm possible each day.

Fast river and creek rises are occurring or expected in the coastal rivers and
streams within the warning area.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall is current for the warning area.

Separate flood warnings are current for the Haughton River and Don River.
Warnings for other catchments will be issued if required.

Bohle River: Moderate flood levels are easing at Hervey Range Road.
Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecasts see http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 3pm Thursday.

Latest River Heights:
nil.

Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at
http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld . Flood Warnings are also available on
telephone 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile,
public and satellite phones.
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