Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula Forecast District.

Issued at 7:02 am Thursday, 30 December 2021.

Severe thunderstorms developing over parts of the Cape York Peninsula.

Weather Situation: a tropical low is causing thunderstorms over parts of northeast Queensland.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Weipa, Aurukun and Napranum.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.