Flood Watch for catchments north of Innisfail to Kowanyama

A Flood Watch has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for catchments north of Innisfail, including the Barron, Mulgrave and Russell Rivers.

Official advice as at 12:54pm on Tuesday 19 March 2019:

Flooding is likely to develop across the Flood Watch area over the next few days associated with the movement of Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor is moving in a west-southwest direction and expected to cross the eastern Cape York Peninsula coast later on Tuesday.

Heavy rainfall is forecast to develop over eastern coastal parts of the Flood Watch area during Tuesday, including the North Tropical Coast catchments north of Innisfail, before extending west during Wednesday and becoming more widespread over the remainder of the Flood Watch area.

A tropical cyclone warning and tropical cyclone watch are current for parts of the Flood Watch area.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding.

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
Holroyd and Kendall Rivers
Coleman and Edward Rivers
Mitchell River
Jacky Jacky Creek
Olive and Pascoe Rivers
Lockhart River
Stewart River
Normanby River
Jeannie River
Endeavour River
Barron River
Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Flood Warnings have been issued for the following catchments: Daintree River, Mossman River.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland.

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