Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:53 pm Wednesday, 2 February 2022.
Heavy thunderstorms around Mareeba.

Weather Situation: A very humid and unstable airmass sits over the majority of the state, with high levels of moisture extending deep into the upper atmosphere ahead of a trough of low pressure moving across southwestern and southern parts of the state.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Blackwater, Rolleston, Woorabinda, Injune, Glenormiston and Augathella.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Peninsula and North Tropical Coast and Tablelands districts. Locations which may be affected include Mareeba and Julatten.

Forestdale (Southeast Coast) recorded 45 mm in 30 min (around 3 pm)
Hillcrest (Southeast Coast) recorded 51 mm in 30 min (around 3 pm)
Pomona (Southeast Coast) recorded 73 mm in the 30 minutes to 5 pm.
Black Mountain (Southeast Coast) recorded 67 mm in the 30 minutes to 5 pm.
Cooroy (Southeast Coast) recorded 63 mm in the 30 minutes to 5 pm.
Nearum Rd Alert near Gin Gin recorded 69 mm in the 1 hour to 5.24 pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.