QLD Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds & Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in North West and parts of Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central West and Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:51 am Wednesday, 29 January 2020.

Heavy rain and damaging winds in northwest Queensland.

At 11am Wednesday, a tropical low was located near Camooweal. The low will move to the southwest during today and should move out of Queensland this evening.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is likely about the Gulf Country, North West, western Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, and far northern Channel Country districts during today. 6-hourly rainfall totals of 100 to 200mm are possible, and locally heavier falls may occur with thunderstorms.

Damaging winds, with gusts greater than 90 km/h, are possible with thunderstorms in the warning area.

Flood Watches and Warnings are current for various areas in north Queensland - please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

Locations which may be affected include Normanton, Croydon, Kowanyama, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Camooweal, Urandangi, Julia Creek, Boulia and Bedourie.

To 9am on Wednesday, 128mm has fallen at Canobie, 110mm at Cloncurry and 101mm at Yappar river.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


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