Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:53 pm EST on Thursday 27 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 2

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF THE FLOOD WATCH AREA FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS

Heavy rainfall is possible from Daintree down to Bowen over the next few days.
Areas of very heavy isolated rainfall near the coast are possible.

Catchments are wetting up from rainfall over the last few days, and are likely to respond quickly to further rainfall.

Heavy rainfall, and very heavy rain at times, is expected to continue around the greater Townsville area from late Thursday, with the focus area shifting northwards over the next few days.

River level rises are likely over the next few days. Further flood warnings will be issued for catchments where flooding is expected.

River level rises are likely in the following catchments:

Daintree River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River (Lower Herbert River)

Black River (including Bluewater Creek)

Ross and Bohle Rivers

Haughton River

Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam

Don and Proserpine Rivers

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings 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/


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