Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Flood Watch for the Gulf Rivers.
Issued at 12:17 pm EST on Tuesday 21 February 2017
Issue Number: 6
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred is bringing rainfall to the southern Gulf of
Daily rainfall totals of 100-150 mm with isolated falls above 200 mm are
possible around the southern Gulf of Carpentaria coast over the next few days.
Showers and thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls are possible over areas
Rainfall totals of 50 to 100 mm have been recorded in the 24 hours to 9:00 am
Tuesday on the Gulf mainland, with isolated totals up to 111 mm at Normanton.
Heavier rainfall totals of 214 mm have been recorded in the same period at
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 Nicholson,
Leichhardt, Flinders, Norman and Gilbert rivers.
See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for
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 www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/brochures/flood_watch/ 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.qld.gov.au/alerts
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 12:30 pm EST on Wednesday 22 February
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