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Old Feb 7th 2015, 5:10 am   #1
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Default Severe Weather Warning - northern Queensland

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in the
Northern Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of the
Peninsula Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:04 pm Saturday, 7 February 2015.
Synoptic Situation:
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop tonight and continue into Sunday morning about the North Tropical Coast between about Cape Melville and Ingham. Localised 6 hourly totals up to about 200mm are expected.
Locations which may be affected include Cairns, Port Douglas, Innisfail, Mareeba, Cardwell and Cooktown.
A flood watch is current for river basins in this area - refer to that product for more information.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 6:05 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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Default Re: Severe Weather Warning - northern Queensland

FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NORTH TROPICAL COAST CATCHMENTS BETWEEN CAPE TRIBULATION AND INGHAM
Issued at 11:58 am EST on Saturday 7 February 2015
Issue Number: 2

Heavy rain, showers and storms are forecast to affect the North Tropical Coast over the next few days.

Rainfall totals of 350-500 mm are forecast for coastal catchments between Cape Tribulation and Ingham during the weekend. The highest rainfall totals are expected close to the coast.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to localised flash flooding.

Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area include the Daintree, Mossman, Barron, Mulgrave, Russell, Johnstone, Tully, Murray and Herbert Rivers.

A Severe Weather Warning is current for the warning area.

See Queensland Warnings Summary to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

See Flood Watch in Queensland for further information about Flood Watch.

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.disaster.qld.gov.au .

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecasts see: Queensland Forecasts

Next Issue:
The next Flood Watch is due to be issued by 12:00 pm (midday) on Sunday 08 February 2015.

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.
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Default Re: Severe Weather Warning - northern Queensland

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of the Northern Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.


Issued at 5:46 am Sunday, 8 February 2015.

Synoptic Situation:
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to continue through Sunday morning about the North Tropical Coast between about Cape Tribulation and Ingham. Localised 6 hourly totals up to about 200mm are expected.

At 0545am the heaviest rainfall was located between Cairns and Innisfail, extending inland into parts of the Atherton Tablelands. Glen Allyn Alert, near Malanda has received 90mm of rain in the last hour.

Rainfall rates should decrease during Sunday but further periods of moderate to heavy rain are likely to continue into Monday morning.

A Flood Warning is current for the Mulgrave River.

A Flood Watch is current for various other river catchments in this area. Refer to that product for more information on possible river flooding.

Locations which may be affected include Daintree, Port Douglas, Cairns, Malanda, Gordonvale and Innisfail.

From 9am Saturday to 5am Sunday: Peets Bridge has received 265mm, Hill Creek 259mm, Cairns Airport 254mm, Gordonvale 226mm and Glen Allyn 184mm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 11:50 am.
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Default Re: Severe Weather Warning - northern Queensland

FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NORTH TROPICAL COAST CATCHMENTS BETWEEN CAPE TRIBULATION AND INGHAM

Issued at 11:58 am EST on Saturday 7 February 2015

Issue Number: 2

Heavy rain, showers and storms are forecast to affect the North Tropical Coast over the next few days.

Rainfall totals of 350-500 mm are forecast for coastal catchments between Cape Tribulation and Ingham during the weekend. The highest rainfall totals are expected close to the coast.


River level rises above the minor flood level are possible.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to localised flash flooding.

Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area include the Daintree, Mossman, Barron, Mulgrave, Russell, Johnstone, Tully, Murray and Herbert Rivers.

A Severe Weather Warning is current for the warning area.

See Queensland Warnings Summary to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

See Flood Watch in Queensland for further information about Flood Watch.

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.disaster.qld.gov.au .
Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecasts see: Queensland Forecasts
Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch is due to be issued by 12:00 pm (midday) on Sunday 08 February 2015.

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 Queensland Rainfall and River Conditions.
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