Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula and North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:00 am Wednesday, 15 May 2019.
Ex-tropical cyclone Ann is expected to bring damaging winds and heavy rainfall to parts of northeast Queensland.

Weather Situation: At 11am AEST, ex-tropical cyclone Ann was located about 50 kilometres east of Lockhart River. The tropical low will continue to move west-northwest and is expected to cross the northeast Queensland coast this afternoon.
DAMAGING WINDS:
Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90 km/h, are possible between about Lockhart River and Cooktown, including Lizard Island. The winds should gradually ease during early Wednesday afternoon as the low moves across Cape York Peninsula.
HEAVY RAINFALL:

Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are developing about the coast and ranges between about Lockhart River and Port Douglas and are expected to persist through the remainder of today.
6-hour rainfall totals may exceed 150mm in isolated locations.

Heavy falls are now no-longer expected south of Cairns, and so the warning here has been CANCELLED.

A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Cooktown and Port Douglas.

Locations which may be affected include Port Douglas, Lockhart River, Coen, Hope Vale and Cooktown.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.