Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:37 pm EST on Thursday 28 January 2021 Flood Watch Number: 2

Flooding is likely across parts of the Flood Watch area.

Heavy rainfall associated with a tropical low over the central Cape York Peninsula will affect the Flood Watch area during Thursday and Friday. The rainfall is likely to be heaviest over central parts of the Peninsula Forecast District, extending southeastward.

Heavy rainfall has fallen intermittently over the Flood Watch area over the last few weeks. In the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, several locations recorded between 50 -100 mm rainfall. Catchments are wet and rivers will respond relatively quickly to further rainfall.

Riverine flooding is likely within the Flood Watch area, particularly across central parts of the Peninsula Forecast District extending southeast to around Port Douglas.

Localised flooding, isolation of communities and disruption to transport routes are likely within the Flood Watch area over the next few days.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall is current for parts of the Peninsula Forecast District.

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

Coleman and Edward Rivers

Mitchell River

Jacky Jacky Creek

Olive and Pascoe Rivers

Lockhart River

Stewart River

Normanby River

Jeannie River

Endeavour River

Daintree River

Mossman 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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