Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:14 pm EST on Friday 28 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 5


Deep tropical moisture is being drawn into the Gulf Country and is expected to continue to bring widespread showers and thunderstorms to the region.

Catchments across the Flood Watch area are saturated from recent rainfall with elevated river levels and minor to moderate flooding occurring in some areas.

Further heavy rainfall associated with showers and thunderstorms is expected during Friday and across the weekend.

River level rises are occurring across parts of the Flood Watch and expected to continue across the weekend with further heavy rainfall.
Flood Warnings are current for the Nicholson Flinders and Cloncurry Rivers in the Flood Watch area.

Flood Warnings are also current for the Georgina, Diamantina, Lower Thomson & Lower Barcoo and Cooper Creek, Bulloo, Paroo, and Lower Warrego Rivers where minor to moderate flooding continues.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek

Nicholson River

Leichhardt River

Upper Flinders River

Lower Flinders River

Cloncurry River

Norman River

The following catchments are no longer included in the Flood Watch area:
Simpson Desert, Paroo River (QLD), Bulloo River (QLD), Barcoo River, Thomson River, Cooper Creek, Diamantina River, Georgina River and Eyre Creek.

See to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland.
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.
For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Current emergency information is available at
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

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