Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:07 pm EST on Tuesday 10 May 2022

Flood Watch Number: 2


An unseasonably moist northeasterly flow extending across Queensland is combining with a significant upper trough and associated trough over central Australia. As a result, widespread heavy rainfall is expected to continue across the interior. Heavy rainfall is expected to shift east with a developing surface low over the northeast tropics later today and potentially move south over the Central Coast during Wednesday. However, uncertainty exists with the development and movement of the surface low during this period.

Catchments across the Flood Watch area are wet from rainfall over the past few weeks and in some cases flooding is ongoing.

Widespread rainfall is expected across the Flood Watch area. Areas of isolated heavy and intense rainfall are also possible.

Minor flooding is expected from Tuesday evening, with widespread moderate flooding possible from Wednesday. Isolated major flooding is likely with areas of heavy or intense rainfall.

Dangerous and life threatening flash flooding is possible across the Flood Watch area. This rainfall is also expected to lead to transport disruption.

The situation will be monitored closely, flood warnings will be issued where required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Leichhardt River

Upper Flinders River

Lower Flinders River

Cloncurry River

Norman River

Gilbert River

Mitchell River

Staaten River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

Black River

Ross and Bohle Rivers

Haughton River

Belyando and Suttor Rivers to Burdekin Falls Dam

Cape River to Burdekin Falls Dam

Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam

Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam

Don and Proserpine Rivers

Pioneer River

Comet and Nogoa Rivers

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks

Warrego River (QLD)

Bulloo River (QLD)

Barcoo River

Thomson River

Cooper Creek

Diamantina River

Georgina River and Eyre Creek

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Settlement Creek, Nicholson River, Wallam and Mungallala Creeks, Paroo River (QLD).

See to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland.

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map