Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central West and Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:07 pm Wednesday, 26 January 2022.

LARGE SLOW MOVING STORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER PARTS OF NORTHERN AND INTERIOR QUEENSLAND

Weather Situation: A warm and very humid airmass over western Queensland is leading to strong, slow moving tropical thunderstorms this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district. Locations which may be affected include Townsville.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central West and Channel Country districts. Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Hughenden, Boulia, Pentland, Forsayth and Einasleigh.

67mm in 1hr to 19:15 EST at Mona Mona (north of Cairns)

111mm in 1 hr to 21:00 EST at Stony Creek

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.