Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for QLD

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
specified catchments.

Flood Watch for the western Gulf Country, Channel Country and extending into
the Warrego and Maranoa catchments

Issued at 12:46 pm EST on Sunday 24 March 2019
Flood Watch Number: 7

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

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor is currently situated in the Barkly District of the
NT, continues to produce bands of heavy rain during Sunday over parts of the
western Gulf River catchments in the Burketown area. The Tropical Low is
expected to move into south-western Queensland later on Monday and into Tuesday
of this week.

Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue over parts of the western Gulf Country,
and then for further heavy rainfall to slowly spread further south-east into
the Channel Country early this week, and spread further eastwards into the
Warrego and Maranoa during the week.

Areas of heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms are expected to affect the
catchments south and west of a line from Normanton through to Roma during the
next few days. Road conditions are expected to worsen in many parts and some
communities may become isolated.

Some of the heavy rainfall may affect catchments in the Gulf Country that were
impacted by the monsoon flooding in early February. It is not expected that
any flooding will be as prolonged or significant for this area.

Catchments across south-west Queensland remain relatively dry, although many
rivers in the Channel Country are still full from floodwaters that occurred in
early February.

A severe weather warning is current for parts of the Flood Watch area.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek

Nicholson River

Leichhardt River

Upper Flinders River

Lower Flinders River

Cloncurry River

Balonne River

Wallam and Mungallala Creeks

Warrego River (QLD)

Paroo River (QLD)

Bulloo River (QLD)

Barcoo River

Thomson River

Cooper Creek

Diamantina River

Georgina River and Eyre Creek

Catchments removed from the previous Flood Watch: Western and Eastern Cape York
Peninsula, including the Daintree

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 Monday 25 March 2019.
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