Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:22 pm Monday, 11 January 2021.

Areas of heavy rainfall continuing about the Wet Tropics coast and ranges between Innisfail and Ingham.

Bands of heavy showers and a few 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 Japoonvale, Tully, Cardwell, Ingham and Abergowrie.

Recent observations include:

89mm in the hour to 7:45 pm at Bulgun Creek Alert (north of Tully).

148 mm in 3 hours to 10:30 pm at Davidson Creek

147 mm in 3 hours to 10:45 pm at Upper Murray

131 mm in 3 hours to 11:00 pm at Cardwell

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.