Emu Park Boat Ramp during high tide
Emu Park Boat Ramp during high tide Contributed

Damaging winds of up to 100km/hr expected in Capricornia

4.30pm: Damaging winds will spread inland to the northern Central Highlands and eastern parts of the Central West districts tomorrow, along with heavy rainfall with the potential to lead to flash flooding.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, locations which may be affected include Emerald, Rockhampton, Clermont, Blackwater, Barcaldine, Yeppoon, Moranbah, Springsure and Marlborough. 

The next warning is due to be issued by 9.45pm.

1.45pm: HERE is a video shot by photographer Allan Reinnika earlier today showing powerlines which had been blown down by the strong winds.

1pm: DAMAGING winds, with peak gusts of about 100km/h, are expected about coastal and elevated parts of the Capricornia district.

This information was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology at 9.30am today.

7.25am: COASTAL communities between St Lawrence and Gladstone could experience abnormally high tides over the next couple of days due to the cyclone forming off north Queensland's east coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a severe weather warning for parts of the Capricornia district late yesterday afternoon.

Squally showers, rain areas and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy falls, are likely for the Rockhampton region, extending inland to parts of the central and tropical interior.

As of yesterday, less than 50mm was expected to fall within the region over the next four days.

But Rockhampton Regional Council is urging the community to be prepared, not complacent.

He said residents should make themselves familiar with the Emergency Action Guide at www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au.

Deputy mayor Councillor Tony Williams said the Local Disaster Management Group would not be activated at this stage.

However, council will continue to monitor the situation.

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