Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:57 pm Monday, 15 January 2024.

Heavy rainfall with storms about the North Tropical Coast inland.

Weather Situation: A very moist unstable environment is leading to heavy rainfall with storms about the North Tropical Coast inland.

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 Atherton, Millaa Millaa, Ravenshoe and Mount Garnet.

Emergency services advise people to:
* Park your car undercover away from trees.
* Close doors and windows.
* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks.
* Charge mobile phones and power banks in case the power goes out.
* Put your pets somewhere safe and make sure they can be identified in case they get lost.
* Do not drive now unless you have to because conditions are dangerous.
* Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.
* Go inside a strong building now. Stay inside until the storm has passed.