Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:03 pm Friday, 11 March 2022.

Slow-moving thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and damaging winds are developing over inland parts of northeastern Queensland.

Weather Situation: A very humid and unstable airmass east of a trough is providing an environment favourable for severe thunderstorms over eastern Queensland.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Palmerville, Gregory Springs and Chillagoe.

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.