Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula Forecast District.

Issued at 12:50 pm Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

Weather Situation:
A tropical low located in the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria expected to develop into a tropical cyclone on Wednesday. Squally rain bands with embedded thunderstorms associated with the low are expected to the affect the western Cape York Peninsula.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts to 100km/h, are possible about the western Cape York Peninsula coastal areas between Weipa and Pormpuraaw today.

The damaging wind gusts may extend to Thursday Island and to inland areas of Cape York Peninsula on Wednesday, depending on the movement and intensity of the tropical low.

Locations which may be affected include Weipa, Aurukun, Old Mapoon and Pormpuraaw.

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.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.