Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:58 pm Thursday, 10 January 2019.

Thunderstorms to produce heavy rainfall over the next few hours.

Weather Situation:Thunderstorms developing near a trough over the southern Peninsula.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Palmerville and Chillagoe.

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.