QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country Forecast District.

Issued at 10:48 am Monday, 27 January 2020.

Heavy rain developing later today and tonight about the Gulf Country.

At 11am Monday, a tropical low was located over land south of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The low extended a trough eastward to the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district. The tropical low may move into the Gulf of Carpentaria on Tuesday.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop about the Gulf Country later today or overnight tonight, and continue on Tuesday. 6-hourly rainfall totals of 100 to 200mm are likely, and locally heavier falls are possible with thunderstorms.

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 Burketown, Mornington Island, Normanton and Karumba.

Broad scale heavy rainfall is no longer likely in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields, and Central West districts. However, localised heavy rainfall may still occur in these districts with thunderstorms. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued should these conditions develop.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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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