Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula Forecast District.

Issued at 10:53 am Wednesday, 27 January 2021.

Heavy rainfall to continue across Cape York Peninsula.

Weather Situation: At 10am AEST, a tropical low was analysed over western Cape York Peninsula. Although the low may persist in the area or even drift back over the Gulf waters today and through Thursday, it is now not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone. In the longer term, it is increasingly likely that the system will track eastwards off the Peninsula coast and over the northern Coral Sea.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to continue across Cape York Peninsula today and through Thursday over central parts of the Peninsula district. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm to 180mm are likely near the low.

Currently the heaviest rainfall is extending from Cape Keerweer to Archer River. These bands should extend southeastward towards Palmerville and Laura later tonight and into Thursday.

Locations which may be affected include Coen, Aurukun, Palmerville, Musgrave and Laura.

24 hour rainfall totals to 9am:

240mm at Southwell Station (north of Kowanyama)

121mm at Aurukun

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.