Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for Damaging Winds And Heavy Rainfall

for parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central West Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:00 pm Saturday, 29 February 2020.

Severe thunderstorms have contracted to inland parts.

Weather Situation

DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL for the following areas:
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central West
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Georgetown, Hughenden, Pentland, Forsayth, Einasleigh, Torrens Creek, Lyndhurst Station, Aramac, Muttaburra, Gregory Springs, Aberfoyle and Mount Garnet.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Coast and Whitsundays district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Warning for the following areas:
Central Coast and Whitsundays

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 8:00 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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