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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office


TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

CANCELLATION SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

Issued at 10:32 am Friday, 20 March 2015.

Severe tropical cyclone Nathan lies over land to the west-northwest of Cape
Flattery. It is moving westwards and is expected to weaken to a category 1
system by late afternoon.

Water levels on the high tide about Cooktown, Port Douglas, Cairns and Innisfail
are no longer expected to exceed the highest tide of the year.



A Tropical Cyclone Advice is current for areas from Lockhart River to Cooktown,
extending to inland areas including Laura.

A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for parts of the Peninsula district
south of Weipa and the Gulf Country district north of Kowanyama for heavy
rainfall and locally damaging wind gusts.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire
and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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