KEEP UP TO DATE | North Queensland Flood Warning Details

If it's flooded, forget it

Carley Whittington

30 January 2019

Carley Whittington

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Huge amounts of water have been dumped in North Queensland creeks, rivers, and catchment areas, with more expected across the week to bring Ross River Dam to 100%. 

This morning a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Heavy Rainfall has been issued for people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District.

Heavy, monsoonal activity is predicted to be affecting areas west of Townsville.

As of 10am Wednesay, January 30 here's the flood warnings:

Final Flood Warning for the lower Herbert River

River levels fell below the minor flood level at Halifax early Wednesday morning.

Rainfall totals of 40-200 mm have been recorded across the lower Herbert River in the past 24 hours. Further heavy rainfall is forecast later in the week associated with the monsoon trough and renewed river level rises are expected.

Moderate Flood Warning for the Bohle River


Moderate flooding is possible in the Bohle River at Mt Bohle.

Rainfall totals of 60-150 mm have been recorded in the Ross, Bohle and Bluewater catchments in the past 24 hours. Showers and heavy rainfall is forecast to continue for the next few days.

Moderate flood levels are steady on the Bohle River at Hervey Range Road.

Minor flood levels are easing on the Black River and Bluewater Creek.

Major Flood Warning for the Haughton River


The Haughton River at Giru will remain above the major flood level during Wednesday morning.

Rainfall totals of between 60-140 mm have been recorded in the past 24 hours in the Haughton River catchment. Further areas of heavy rainfall are forecast over the next few days associated with the movement of the monsoon trough. 


For further details, visit BOMs website

The next warning will be issued by 02:00 pm EST on Wednesday 30 January 2019.


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