Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:24 pm Wednesday, 17 January 2024.
Severe thunderstorms continuing about the northeast.

Weather Situation: A monsoon trough over Cape York Peninsula is leading to slow moving thunderstorms this evening.

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 Mareeba, Mossman, Atherton, Ravenshoe, Julatten and Mount Garnet.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Mt Kanigan recorded 86.6 mm in the 2 hours to 1.52 pm.
Wild River recorded 57.0 mm in the 1 hour to 3.39 pm.

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.