Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:01 pm EST on Thursday 4 February 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding and widespread travel disruption is likely across South West Queensland catchments from Friday.

An inland trough will deepen over the next few days and bring widespread rainfall across the far south west of the state on Thursday and Saturday.

Catchments are currently not fully saturated despite recent rainfall which may lead to a small buffer to flooding initially.

Daily rainfall totals of 20-40mm are likely between Thursday and Saturday with locally heavier falls causing flash flooding possible associated with thunderstorm activity.

Minor flooding is possible with widespread travel disruption and isolation of communities likely.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Paroo River (QLD)

Bulloo River (QLD)

Barcoo River

Thomson River

Cooper Creek

Diamantina River

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map