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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office



Issued at 9:49 am Friday, 4 March 2016.

A deep trough extends from about Kowanyama to Cooktown and then eastwards into
the northern Coral Sea. Another trough lies just offshore of the North Tropical
Coast district.

Rain areas, showers and storms are still expected over the northeastern tropics
and should also develop further about the Central Coast and Whitsundays
district. Some 24 hour rainfall totals in excess of 200mm remain likely,
however, the more intense rainfall is expected to occur with thunderstorms. The
Severe Weather Warning is therefore cancelled and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
will be issued as necessary.

In the 24 hours to 9am Friday:
Bulgun Creek recorded 215mm
Bingil Bay 204mm
Tully 175mm
Babinda 155mm
Innisfail 140mm

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* 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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