Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:37 pm EST on Wednesday 20 April 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1


A surface trough located over the northwestern Coral Sea is forecast to deepen while moving onto the northeast tropical coast during Thursday. The trough is expected to deepen further and become slow-moving on Friday before shifting north of Cairns early on Saturday.

Catchments are generally dry and may initially respond slowly to heavy rainfall.

Rainfall is forecast to mainly coastal areas along the North Tropical Coast north of Rollingstone to the Daintree, from Thursday evening and into Friday.
Daily totals up to 150 mm are forecast, with isolated higher totals possible with areas of heavy rainfall.

Localised minor flooding is possible and disruption to transport routes are likely within the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Daintree River

Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

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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.
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