Source: Bureau of Meteorology

or people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.

Issued at 4:54 am Saturday, 24 February 2024.
Localised heavy rainfall with slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms early this morning.

Weather Situation: A weak trough just inland from the coast and very moist onshore flow are likely to lead to slow-moving clusters of heavy showers and a few thunderstorms capable of producing locally heavy rainfall.

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 Tully.

Recent rainfall observations include:
166 mm in 3 hours at Bulgun Creek
154 mm in 3 hours at Tully
80 mm in 60 minutes at South Mission Beach
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.