Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:02 pm EST on Monday 24 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

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

Deep tropical moisture is being drawn into Central and Western Queensland with a lingering trough over Western Queensland. These conditions are forecast to bring heavy rainfall to the watch area over the next several days.

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

Heavy rainfall is expected from Monday morning particularly over South Western Queensland and the central Gulf Country. The heaviest rainfall will be associated with thunderstorms.

River level rises in South Western Queensland are likely across the week, with rainfall likely to impact catchments with existing warnings. This may bring further minor to moderate flooding, and isolated major flooding is possible.
Elsewhere in the watch area, widespread minor to moderate flooding is possible particularly in catchments where river and creek levels are already elevated.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

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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