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Queensland severe weather update Tuesday 10 May 2022


Issued 4pm Tuesday 10 May 2022

Queensland faces areas of widespread heavy rainfall over the coming days with a heightened risk of flooding, including possible life-threatening flash-flooding.

A Flood Watch is current for numerous catchments – some already saturated by previous rainfall – across northern, central, and western Queensland.

A Flood Watch will be assessed for catchments across the southeast of the state and remaining catchments across central Queensland today.

  • Major Flood Warning for the Cooper Creek and Minor for the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers.
  • Moderate Flood Warning for Eyre Creek and Minor for the Georgina River.
  • A Moderate Flood Warning is current for the Diamantina River.

A Severe Weather Warning is current for heavy rainfall in Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Central West forecast districts.

Widespread areas of heavy rain are likely across the central and northern interior of Queensland today, before spreading towards coastal areas from Wednesday.

There is the potential for bands of intense rainfall over the next few days, particularly about coastal areas between Ingham and Yeppoon on Wednesday, which could lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding.

The Bureau is recommending communities in these regions stay up to date with warnings via the Bureau's website or the BOM Weather app and follow the advice of emergency services.