Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:49 pm EST on Thursday 25 November 2021 Flood Watch Number: 3

WIDESPREAD MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS MOST AREAS OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

A trough is forecast to continue moving slowly east across the state bringing showers and severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall in most areas of southern Queensland which may cause flooding impacts. The risk of heavy rainfall will gradually move eastward over this period.

Parts of the region are wet following showers and thunderstorms through November and particularly over the last week.

A continuation of heavy rainfall is expected to continue during Thursday and Friday with the heaviest rainfall expected in the Central West, and Central Highlands and Coalfields and then in catchments along the coast between Rockhampton and Hervey Bay. Very heavy rainfall rates are possible for some areas particularly in association with thunderstorms, which are likely to cause localised flooding.

Widespread minor flooding is likely across the flood watch area over the next few days, with isolated moderate flooding possible.

Flood Warnings are current for Eyre Creek, the Barcoo and Paroo rivers, Wallam Creek, the Condamine, Balonne, Moonie, Macintyre and Weir Rivers, the Dawson River and the lower Brisbane River tributaries. 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

Calliope River

Boyne River

Baffle Creek

Kolan River

Burnett River

Burrum and Cherwell Rivers

Mary River

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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