Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Initial Moderate Flood Warning for the Daintree River and Flood Warning for the
Issued at 11:35 am EST on Tuesday 19 March 2019
Flood Warning Number: 1
River levels at Daintree Village may exceed the moderate flood level overnight
Tuesday into Wednesday, but is dependent on forecast rainfall.
The river levels later in the week may reach similar levels recorded during
late December 2018 when Daintree Village peaked at 8.75 metres. Levels are not
expected to reach the January 2019 flood levels.
Rainfall totals up to 55-60 mm have been recorded in the Daintree and Mossman
River catchments in the 12 hours to 10am Tuesday.
Daily totals over the next few days are likely to be 150-250 mm associated with
Severe TC Trevor.
For information regarding Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor, please see the
warnings on the Bureau website at: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/
King tides are currently causing river levels to reach the minor flood level at
Daintree Village. Forecast rainfall late Tuesday into Wednesday is expected to
cause renewed river level rises.
The Daintree River at Daintree Village is currently at 4.00 metres and rising
with the king tide. River levels are likely to exceed the minor flood level
(4.00 m) again Tuesday night and may exceed the moderate flood level (6.00 m)
overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, dependent on forecast rainfall.
River level rises are being observed along the Mossman River in response to
recent rainfall. Further rises are expected with forecast rainfall.
Flood Safety Advice:
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)
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts
The next warning will be issued by 04:00 pm EST on Tuesday 19 March 2019.
Latest River Heights:
Daintree R at Bairds TM, 5.76, Rising, 10:00 AM TUE 19/03/19
Daintree R at Daintree Village TM, 4.00, Rising, 11:08 AM TUE 19/03/19
Mossman R at Mossman TM, 5.38, Rising, 10:10 AM TUE 19/03/19
Mossman Tide TM, 1.73, Falling, 11:10 AM TUE 19/03/19
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.
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7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers and rain areas in the north, medium chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north with possible heavy falls. Winds E 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 28.
Forecast for Lower Cowley (17.6982°S, 146.0742°E, 0m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 23° 23° 23° 23° 24° 23° 22° Maximum 30° 28° 28° 29° 30° 31° 31° Chance of rain 90% 90% 90% 80% 90% 70% 80% Likely amount 10-20mm 20-40mm 20-40mm 10-20mm 10-20mm 5-10mm 1-5mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 4
Wind direction E E S SSE SE ESE SE ESE SSE ESE SE E SE E Relative humidity 82% 75% 89% 84% 89% 85% 88% 82% 87% 79% 86% 76% 84% 72% Dew point 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 25°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Lower Cowley (17.6982°S, 146.0742°E, 0m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter 5:58am EST 6:20am EST 6:27pm EST 6:49pm EST 6:04pm EST 5:10am EST Waxing gibbous Full moon Mar 21 Last quarter Mar 28 New moon Apr 05 First quarter Apr 13
Temperature for next 7 days
Temperature in 7 days Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 30 28 28 29 30 31 31
Rain for next 7 days
Rain in 7 days Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 20 40 40 20 20 10 5