QLD Flood Watch: Cape York catchments north of Cape Melville to Cape Keerweer

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:53 pm EST on Thursday 4 April 2019

Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises are possible across the Flood Watch area from Thursday and through the weekend and into next week.

A weak monsoonal trough and moist and unstable air mass will persist across northern Cape York Peninsula during the next few days. Over the weekend, a weak low situated in the Torres Strait is likely to move westwards along the monsoonal trough across northern Cape York Peninsula, with an associated increase in rainfall and the potential for some moderate to locally heavy falls.

Catchments across the Flood Watch area remain relatively wet following ongoing showers during the last several days.

Locally heavy rainfall is forecast to develop going into the weekend, with up to 150 mm to 200 mm daily totals possible throughout the weekend.

There is a risk that areas of heavy rainfall may give rise to an increased risk of flooding across the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Jardine River

Ducie, Jackson and Skardon Rivers

Wenlock River

Embley and Mission Rivers

Watson River

Archer and Coen Rivers

Holroyd and Kendall Rivers

Jacky Jacky Creek

Olive and Pascoe Rivers

Lockhart River

Stewart 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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