Weather Warnings - Flood Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
FINAL FLOOD WATCH FOR RIVER CATCHMENTS SOUTH OF COEN AND NORTH OF NORMANTON TO
Issued at 11:44 am EST on Monday 23 May 2016
Issue Number: 4
The upper trough over far northern Queensland is expected to further weaken
during Monday and into Tuesday, with areas of heavy rainfall generally offshore
during Monday morning.
Further widespread rainfall totals of 20-30 mm are likely during Monday to
areas north of Normanton to Ingham. Isolated totals up to 40-50 mm remain
possible with storms. The rainfall however is expected to continue to generally
ease overnight and into Tuesday.
High river levels are being recorded across Cape York Peninsula and along the
Far North Tropical Coast, however these rivers and streams are generally easing
during Monday morning. Some further renewed rises are still possible in the
areas of heaviest rainfall.
See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks
should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move
to higher ground should flooding develop.
See www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/brochures/flood_watch/ for further information
about Flood Watch.
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.qldalert.com
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts
This is the final Flood Watch. River Height Bulletins will continue to be
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