Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North West, Central West, Channel Country and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:01 am Monday, 29 January 2024.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily continues to produce heavy rainfall across the western interior of Queensland.

Weather Situation: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily is currently located east of Middleton. It is forecast to remain slow-moving across the western interior today and through to Wednesday. Looking ahead, the system is expected to meander across the interior of the state, although there is vast uncertainty as to its future track and intensity.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for the southeastern North West, western Central West, northern Channel Country and far southwestern Northern Goldfields & Upper Flinders districts. 6-hourly rainfall totals between 60 to 90 mm are likely to continue, with isolated falls up to 110 mm possible. 24-hourly rainfall totals of 90 to 140 mm are also likely to continue, with isolated falls up to 200 mm.

A Flood Watch and several Flood Warnings are also current for the Central West, Channel Country and Gulf of Carpentaria catchments. See for more information.

Locations which may be affected include Boulia, Selwyn, Mckinlay, Brighton Downs and Middleton.

Significant rainfall observations from 9am Sunday to 9am Monday AEST:

256 mm at Seymour Gap
244 mm at Kirby
154 mm at McKinlay.
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.