Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Burdekin River
Final Flood Warning for the Burdekin River
Issued at 9:41 am EST on Tuesday 17 January 2017
Flood Warning Number: 5
River level rises are expected downstream of Alpha during this week however
river levels are not expected to exceed minor at this stage.
There has been no significant rainfall recorded since 140mm was recorded across
the Alpha Creek catchment in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday. Further showers and
thunderstorms are possible during Tuesday but are not expected to worsen the
current flood situation.
Belyando and Suttor Rivers to Burdekin Falls Dam:
River level rises are expected along the Belyando River to Burdekin Falls Dam
during this week.
Alpha Creek at Alpha will remain below the minor flood level (7.00 m) during
The Suttor River at St Anns is currently at 1.51 metres and steady. Rises above
the minor flood level (4.0 metres) in the Suttor River at St Anns are not
expected at this stage but warnings will be issued if required.
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 www.qld.gov.au/alerts
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Burdekin R at Sellheim Alert, -0.04, Steady, 02:49 AM TUE 17/01/17
Alpha Ck at Rivington Alert, 3.77, Falling, 09:09 AM TUE 17/01/17
Alpha Ck at Alpha, Not Available
Belyando R at Albro, Not Available
Belyando R at Belyando Crossing TM, 3.65, Falling, 08:00 AM TUE 17/01/17
Suttor R at St Anns Alert, 1.51, Steady, 08:18 AM TUE 17/01/17
Cape R at Taemas Alert, 0.57, Steady, 08:19 AM TUE 17/01/17
Burdekin R at Burdekin Dam Alert, -0.35, Falling, 07:59 AM TUE 17/01/17
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.
A couple of scorchers are on the way for Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney over the next few days.
Following a good start to January 2017 rainfall, when 125mm fell during the first 48 hours of the year, conditions have been relatively dry for the Northern Territory capital.
In the early hours of the morning, Brisbane had its warmest minimum temperature since at least 1999, when the mercury halted its descent at 28 degrees just after 3am.