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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office



Issued at 1:42 pm Saturday, 6 February 2016.

Synoptic Situation:
A very moist tropical air mass lies ahead of a surface trough currently located
just offshore of the central Queensland coast.

The trough is expected to remain slow-moving near the central Queensland coast
today before shifting northwards from Sunday.

There remains an expectation of heavy rainfall about the Central Coast and
Whitsundays district into the northern Capricornia and far eastern Central
Highlands and Coalfields district, though this rainfall will most likely be
associated with thunderstorms. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued as

A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Mackay and Townsville.

In the 24 hours to 9am Saturday:
Munburra Rd received 297mm [south of Mackay], Mount Jukes 252mm [north of
Mackay], Sarina 245mm and Moranbah 169mm.

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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