Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:54 pm EST on Wednesday 26 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 3

WIDESPREAD MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA

Deep tropical moisture is being drawn across western and central Queensland contracting into the Northern Territory over the weekend, bringing the risk of severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall for several more days.

Catchments across the watch area are saturated from recent rainfall. Some catchments across the flood watch area already have elevated river levels.

Heavy rainfall is expected to continue, with the heaviest rainfall associated with thunderstorms.

River level rises throughout the watch area are likely into the weekend, with rainfall likely to impact catchments with existing warnings. This may bring further minor to moderate flooding, and higher levels are possible. Elsewhere in the watch area, widespread minor to moderate flooding is possible particularly in catchments where river and creek levels are already elevated, with the focus moving towards the Gulf Country over the next few days.

Flood Warnings are current for the Georgina, Diamantina, Thomson & Lower Barcoo, Bulloo, Paroo, and Warrego Rivers.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek

Nicholson River

Leichhardt River

Upper Flinders River

Lower Flinders River

Cloncurry River

Norman River

Paroo River (QLD)

Bulloo River (QLD)

Barcoo River

Thomson River

Cooper Creek

Diamantina River

Georgina River and Eyre Creek

Simpson Desert

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/


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