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  • Flood Watch for Cape York Peninsula catchments north of Coen Fri 27 Mar 2020

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
    This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
    Flood Watch For Cape York Peninsula Catchments North Of Coen 
    Issued at 12:23 PM EST on Friday 27 March 2020
    Flood Watch Number: 2
    Flooding is possible across parts of the Flood Watch area.
    A trough extends from the far northern Coral Sea across northern Cape York Peninsula, and is likely to remain near stationary throughout the weekend. Widespread showers, rain areas, and thunderstorms are likely to persist near and to the south of the trough for several days.
    Catchments within the Flood Watch area have been receiving rainfall over recent days, with some rivers rising from Thursday afternoon.
    There is potential for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms across the Far North, with particularly very heavy rainfall to areas north of about Lockhart River and Weipa.
    Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes is possible throughout the Flood Watch area, particularly in the areas of heaviest rainfall.
    Catchments likely to be affected include:
    Jardine River
    Ducie, Jackson and Skardon Rivers
    Wenlock River
    Embley and Mission Rivers
    Watson River
    Archer and Coen Rivers
    Jacky Jacky Creek
    Olive and Pascoe Rivers
    Lockhart River
    Stewart River
    See to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland.
     For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
    Flood Safety Advice:
    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
     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.}
    Next issue:
    The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Saturday 28 March 2020.