Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central West Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:15 am Thursday, 7 February 2019.

The risk of widespread heavy rainfall has eased, although thunderstorms with heavy falls are still possible today.

Weather Situation: A tropical low, located near Richmond, extends a monsoon trough eastward through the North Tropical Coast. The low is expect to move slowly north during the day and weaken

EAST COAST AND ADJACENT INLAND AREAS:

The heavy rain threat has eased and therefore the Severe Weather Warning has been cancelled

However moderate rainfall is continuing for areas between Ingham and Mackay and this may continue through this morning.

There is still the risk of isolated heavy falls with thunderstorms between Ingham and Mackay during today, and if these occur then severe thunderstorm warnings will be issued.

Damaging winds are no longer expected, but gusty winds will continue about the Whitsunday Islands and coastal locations between Bowen and Mackay.

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND:

The widespread heavy rain threat has eased and therefore the Severe Weather Warning has been cancelled

However light to moderate rain may continue at times through today.

There is still the risk of isolated heavy falls with thunderstorms during today, and if these occur then severe thunderstorm warnings will be issued.

A number of major Flood Warnings are current for this region - please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

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.


No further warnings will be issued for this event.

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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