UPDATE: Flood Watch for Mary River cancelled

UPDATE: Wednesday 3pm 

FLOODING is no longer expected in the catchment of the Mary River, Noosa River, Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks.

Minor flooding is possible from Thursday across parts of the following Flood Watch area that runs from south of Caboolture to norther New South Wales. 

South east coastal catchments:

Heavy rainfall that was expected during Wednesday is now likely to commence Thursday morning and continue through to Thursday night. Some heavy falls are possible particularly in the south. Unsettled conditions will continue into the weekend with further showers and thunderstorms expected.

Southern inland catchments:

Persistent widespread showers, thunderstorms and rain areas are expected over southern inland catchments during Wednesday and are likely to continue into the weekend. Locally heavy falls are possible.

 

The Mary River is on Flood Watch, as an extreme rain event approaches the catchment, with high major totals expected on the Sunshine Coast and the hinterland.
The Mary River is on Flood Watch, as an extreme rain event approaches the catchment, with high major totals expected on the Sunshine Coast and the hinterland.

EARLIER: Wednesday 8am: 

AN INITIAL Flood Watch for coastal catchments south of Maryborough to the NSW border and southern inland catchments has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Minor flooding is possible from Thursday across parts of the Flood Watch area.

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In south east coastal catchments:

Showers, thunderstorms and rain areas are expected from Wednesday afternoon through to Thursday afternoon. Locally heavy falls are likely, especially close to the coast and ranges of the Sunshine Coast.

In southern inland catchments:

Persistent widespread showers, thunderstorms and rain areas are expected over southern inland catchments during Wednesday and Thursday, with locally heavy falls.

The weather will remain very unsettled towards the end of the week and into next week, with further significant rainfall possible over parts of the Flood Watch area.

The majority of catchments within the Flood Watch area have received rainfall over the last few weeks meaning rivers are more likely to respond to heavy rainfall.

Riverine flooding is possible during Thursday over coastal catchments, while inland catchments are more likely to see riverine flooding later in the week.

Localised flooding and minor disruption to transport routes is possible throughout the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • Mary River
  • Noosa River
  • Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks
  • Pine and Caboolture Rivers
  • Upper Brisbane River
  • Lower Brisbane River(Specifically the Bremer River, Warrill Creek and Brisbane Creeks)
  • Logan and Albert Rivers
  • Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks
  • Condamine Rivers
  • Macintyre River
  • Weir River
  • Moonie River
  • Balonne River
  • Wallam and Mungallala Creeks
  • Warrego River (QLD)
  • Paroo River (QLD)(Covered by an existing flood warning)
  • Bulloo River (QLD)

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-0 (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts.

Gympie Times


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