Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:06 am Thursday, 1 February 2024.
Severe thunderstorms have redeveloped east of Charters Towers.

Weather Situation: A moist and very unstable environment has supported severe thunderstorms to reform in parts of the northern interior.

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 Richmond and Gregory Springs.

84 mm recorded in 3 hours to 1:45 am at Maryvale Creek.
78 mm recorded in 3 hours to 1:45 am at Battery Creek.

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.