Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:00 am Monday, 5 March 2018.
Heavy rainfall for parts of the northwestern interior today and into Tuesday morning.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system lies over the northwestern interior of Queensland, between Cloncurry and Julia Creek. The system is forecast to shift slowly towards the north-northwest through today and Tuesday. As it shifts further north into the Gulf Country during the latter parts of Tuesday, gradual weakening of the system is expected.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to accompany the low as it shifts to the north-northwest during the next 24 hours. The areas of heavy rain will be largely confined to the eastern side of the low.
6-hour rainfall totals in excess of 90mm are possible.
Scattered 24-hour rainfall totals between 75mm to 125mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 200mm possible.

Rainfall rates are expected to gradually ease during Tuesday afternoon as the low weakens.

Several flood warnings and watches are also current. Refer to

Locations which may be affected include Julia Creek, Mckinlay, Richmond and Cloney's Creek.
6 hourly rainfall:

Julia Creek recorded 108 mm in the six hours to 8:30 am this morning.
24 hour rainfall to 9am Monday:
177mm at Alni (northwest of Winton)
127mm at Julia Creek
113mm ar Richmond

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.