Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:16 pm EST on Tuesday 23 November 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS LIKELY AROUND THE DARLING DOWNS AND GRANITE BELT REGION.

WIDESPREAD MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND.

A trough is forecast to move slowly east across the state from Wednesday, triggering showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall in southern, western and central 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 shower and thunderstorms through November and particularly over the last week.

Heavy rainfall is expected from Wednesday afternoon with the heaviest rainfall expected in the Central West, and Central Highlands and Coal Fields. Very intense rainfall rates are possible for some areas particularly in association with thunderstorms are possible in the watch area, which is likely to cause localised flooding.

Widespread minor flooding is likely across the flood watch area from as early as Thursday, with isolated moderate flooding possible in association with heavier areas of rainfall.

Flood Warnings are current for the Macintyre, Dawson, Moonie, Paroo, Bulloo, Barcoo Rivers, Condamine, Balonne and Wallam Creek, where further renewed river and creek level rises are likely.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Belyando and Suttor Rivers to Burdekin Falls Dam

Dawson and Don Rivers

Comet and Nogoa Rivers

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

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

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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