Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:46 pm Friday, 6 March 2020.
Slow moving thunderstorms drenching the Central Coast to the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms were detected on RADAR and satellite imagery over the tropical north, moving slowly northeast.
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 Mackay, Proserpine, Charters Towers, Bowen, Collinsville and Mareeba.
71mm was recorded at Bilwon (near Kuranda) in the hour to 2:20pm
51mm was recorded at Whitefords (West of Mackay) in 30 minutes to 3:30pm
86mm was recorded at Bilyana (near Tully) in the hour to 3:30pm

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.