Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North West and Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:05 am Tuesday, 30 January 2024.
Redevelopment of heavy rainfall remains possible across Queensland's western interior today.

Weather Situation: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily is currently located around Middleton. It is forecast to remain slow-moving across the western interior today before shifting to the north or northwest on Wednesday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may redevelop over areas between Cloncurry, Boulia and Middleton later today. 6-hourly rainfall totals between 60 to 120 mm are possible. 24-hourly rainfall totals between 90 to 180 mm are also possible.

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, Duchess, Selwyn, Mckinlay and Middleton.

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.