Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast District.

Issued at 1:36 pm Thursday, 30 December 2021.

Damaging winds over parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays

Weather Situation: A tropical low is located over the Coral Sea near the Townsville coast

Damaging southeasterly winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts of around 90km/h are expected to develop this afternoon before tending more southerly and easing below warning threshold overnight.

Locations which may be affected include Hamilton Island.

Winds over Hamilton Island have been averaging 65km/h with gusts to 90 km/h in the last hour

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.