Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District.

Issued at 11:11 am Wednesday, 26 January 2022.

Heavy falls developing along parts of the coast in the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district, including Magnetic Island.

Weather Situation: A local area of converging winds about the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district is resulting in increased shower and thunderstorm activity with locally heavier falls developing.

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 Townsville.

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.