Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

An ini­tial Flood Watch has been is­sued for Queens­land coastal catch­ments from Cairns to Glad­stone, in­clud­ing Townsville, Mackay and Rock­hamp­ton, ex­tend­ing in­land to in­clude parts of the Bur­dekin and Fitzroy catch­ments. Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy Weather Ser­vices Man­ager, Richard War­dle, said the Flood Watches come ahead of a trough and as­so­ci­ated heavy rain­fall fore­cast to af­fect the state from late yes­ter­day. “Wide­spread rain­fall to­tals in the range of 100200mm can be ex­pected with rain­fall de­creas­ing as it moves south,” he said. “While there is the po­ten­tial for river­ine and flash flood­ing, rain­fall to­tals and flood lev­els as­so­ci­ated with this sys­tem will be gen­er­ally lower than those seen with the pas­sage of ex­trop­i­cal cy­clone Deb­bie,” he said.

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