Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District.

Issued at 8:44 pm Tuesday, 10 May 2022.

INTENSE RAINFALL WITH EMBEDDED STORMS OBSERVED NEAR THE TOWNSVILLE AREA

Weather Situation:
A surface trough is deepening into a coastal low pressure system near the Townsville coast area under the influence of a significant upper trough and in unseasonably moist conditions. Embedded thunderstorms are likely to continue over the area for several hours before moving offshore.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce INTENSE RAINFALL that may lead to DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Giru, Woodstock and Rollingstone.

105mm in 1hr recorded at Black Weir (Riverway) at 8:30pm

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.