Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Peninsula and parts of Gulf Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:54 pm Saturday, 18 January 2020.

Localised severe storms expected over Cape York Peninsula into the evening.

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 Lockhart River, Weipa, Kowanyama, Coen, Aurukun, Delta Downs Station, Musgrave, Old Mapoon, Pormpuraaw, Dunbar and Napranum.

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.