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 coastal catchments from Ayr to St Lawrence

Issued at 12:40 pm EST on Sunday 16 December 2018
Flood Watch Number: 9

Flooding is possible across parts of the Flood Watch area during the weekend
and into next week.

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is now south-east of Townsville and heavy rainfall is
forecast for the Flood Watch area during Sunday and into Monday.

Recent rainfall across the Flood Watch area has primed some catchments ahead of
the expected rainfall.

Minor flooding is possible across parts of the Flood Watch area.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

The situation will be closely monitored and Flood Warnings issued when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam

Don and Proserpine Rivers

Pioneer River

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Flood warnings have been issued for the following catchments:
Herbert and Bohle Rivers.

Flooding is no longer expected
in the western Cape York Rivers catchments, with recent heavy rainfall small
rises are possible into next week.

Based on the current
location of ex-tropical cyclone Owen, flooding is no longer expected in
catchments north of Ayr.

See to view the current flood warnings for
For more information on the Flood Watch Service:

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
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

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Monday 17 December 2018.

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