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Severe Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

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Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS

For people in parts of Peninsula Forecast District.

Issued at 11:26 am Thursday, 21 March 2019.

Heavy rainfall and damaging wind gusts with the monsoon trough across parts of the Peninsula.

Weather Situation: Tropical cyclone Trevor is located southwest of Weipa, in the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria and is moving slowly westwards. The monsoon trough is expected to produce bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms, particularly for parts of the Peninsula district.

Six-hourly rainfall totals between 140mm to 180mm are likely within the warning area during today and overnight into Friday. The threat of heavy rainfall should ease through Friday.

Damaging wind gusts are possible within the warning zone for far north Queensland, particularly with thunderstorms. This threat should ease during Friday morning.

A flood watch is current for the Peninsula district, with flood warnings also current for parts of the North Tropical Coast. Moderate rainfall is expected more broadly across these areas.

Locations which may be affected include Thursday Island, Torres Strait Islands, Coen, Musgrave and Bamaga.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

251mm at Stewart River in the 24 hours to 9am Thursday.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* 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.


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Thursday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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