QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Peninsula, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:19 pm Friday, 24 January 2020.

Slow moving thunderstorms are continuing over the northern and western areas of Queensland.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations in north Queensland which may be affected include Georgetown, Cairns, Port Douglas, Atherton, Mareeba and Palmerville. Locations which may be affected in western Queensland include Quilpie, Windorah, Isisford and the area east of Boulia.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Gulf Country, Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED. The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued for these districts if necessary.

94mm was observed at Upper Claude River (west of Springsure) in the 2 hours to 10:00pm.

57mm was observed at Blue Range (west of Paluma) in the hour to 9:15pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


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