Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
Flood Watch for the western Gulf Country, Channel Country, Central West and
extending into the Warrego and Maranoa catchments
Issued at 12:59 pm EST on Tuesday 26 March 2019
Flood Watch Number: 9
Flooding is expected across the Flood Watch area over the next few days
associated with the movement of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor is currently situated within Queensland just east of
the NT border close to Urandangi and continues to produce bands of heavy rain
during Tuesday. The Tropical Low is expected to continue moving gradually
eastwards for the rest of this week.
Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue across South West Queensland for the
next few days with the focus of the heaviest rainfall shifting eastwards as the
Some of the heavy rainfall may affect catchments in the Gulf Country that were
impacted by the monsoon flooding in early February. It is not expected that
any flooding will be as prolonged or significant for the Gulf Country.
A severe weather warning is current for parts of the Flood Watch area.
Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding. Road conditions are expected
to be impacted as a result of the forecast rainfall and floodwaters.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Flinders River
Lower Flinders River
Wallam and Mungallala Creeks
Warrego River (QLD)
Paroo River (QLD)
Flood Warnings have been issued for the following basins: Georgina
River and Eyre Creek, Diamantina River, Thomson and Barcoo Rivers and Cooper
Creek and the Bulloo River.
See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood and cyclone products
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 www.qld.gov.au/alerts.
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
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Wednesday 27 March 2019.