Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central West and parts of Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:57 pm Monday, 9 May 2022.
Heavy rainfall developing about central Queensland from Tuesday morning.

Weather Situation: An unseasonably moist, northeasterly flow across northern Queensland will combine with a strengthening upper trough over central Australia, producing an extensive cloud band. As a result, widespread heavy rainfall is expected to develop across central and northwestern parts of the state from Tuesday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected to shift east on Wednesday, increasing along the east coast.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for the Central West and parts of the North West, Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders. Channel Country and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts from Tuesday morning. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 60 - 100mm are likely.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL with embedded thunderstorms which may lead to DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is also possible for the Central West and parts of the North West districts, with six-hourly rainfall totals up to 150mm possible.

A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected from Tuesday.

Flood Warnings and a Flood Watch are current for catchments across much of tropical and inland Queensland. See for more information.
Locations which may be affected include Longreach, Winton, Cloncurry, Isisford, Barcaldine, Hughenden, Richmond, Julia Creek, Blackall, Pentland, Evesham Station and Stamford.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.