Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning
Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
CANCELLATION SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
Issued at 10:52 am Wednesday, 20 March 2013.
Synoptic Situation: At 10am EST Wednesday, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tim was located
approximately 220 kilometres east-northeast of Townsville and moving in a
northwestwards direction at about 20 kilometres per hour. Ex-Tropical Cyclone
Tim is expected to continue moving in a northwestwards direction today before
crossing the Queensland east coast between about Cairns and Cooktown on
Widespread heavy rainfall is no longer expected in parts of the Herbert and
Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays districts and therefore the
warning for these districts is now CANCELLED. However, bands of rain and
isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue along parts of the central and
northern Queensland coasts today and during Thursday. Severe Thunderstorm
Warnings will be issued as necessary in the event that heavy rainfall
Emergency Management Queensland 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 Emergency
Management Queensland would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.