Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula Forecast District.

Issued at 3:12 pm Wednesday, 3 March 2021.
A line of squally thunderstorms approaching Weipa, persisting around Aurukun

Weather Situation: A convergent area is being created over the Peninsula as westerly winds feed into Tropical Cyclone Niran off the northeast coast.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Weipa, Aurukun and Napranum.
108 mm was recorded at Telegraph Crossing (northwest of Coen) in the three hours to 11:40am.

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.