Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:57 pm EST on Thursday 11 November 2021 Flood Watch Number: 3

MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AROUND THE DARLING DOWNS AND GRANITE BELT REGION.
WIDESPREAD MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE WATCH AREA.

A complex low pressure system will continue developing over central Australia over the next few days, causing an outbreak of thunderstorms with heavy rainfall in southern Queensland, which is expected to cause flooding impacts.
The risk of heavy rainfall will gradually move eastward over this period.

Parts of the region are wet following recent rainfall with further showers and thunderstorms over the next few days expected to saturate most catchments.

Heavy rainfall is expected from late Wednesday with the heaviest rainfall expected across the Darling Downs and Granite Belt region on Thursday and into Friday. Intense rainfall rates are possible for some areas particularly in association with thunderstorms which is likely to cause localised flooding.
Heavy rainfall is also possible for areas of east of the range overnight Thursday into Friday.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall has been issued for parts of the Flood Watch area.

River level rises in the Granite Belt and Darling Downs region are expected during Thursday with major flooding possible into Friday. Widespread minor flooding is likely across the remainder of the area with rises observed in some catchments to the west during Thursday. Further river level rises are expected in association with heavier areas of rainfall.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Lower Brisbane River

Logan and Albert Rivers

Condamine Rivers

Macintyre River

Weir River

Moonie River

Balonne River

Wallam and Mungallala Creeks

Warrego River (QLD)

Paroo River (QLD)

The Big Warrambool River

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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