Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 8:47 pm Thursday, 23 January 2020.

Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall over northern inland Queensland.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Hughenden, Mareeba, Pentland, Palmerville, Atherton, Ravenshoe, Gregory Springs, Abergowrie, Chillagoe, Julatten and Mount Garnet.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

71mm of rainfall recorded in the past hour near Koombooloomba (south of Ravenshoe).

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.