Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:33 pm Tuesday, 9 February 2021.

Heavy rainfall across the tablelands.

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 Mareeba, Atherton, Millaa Millaa, Ravenshoe, Chillagoe and Mount Garnet.

37mm in 30 minutes at Mary Parker Drive to 3:30pm.

31mm in 30 minutes at Mareeba 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.