Severe weather warning for Capricornia


4.45pm: SEVERE WEATHER WARNING is current for heavy rainfall and damaging winds
for people in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower
Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central West, Central Highlands and Capricornia.

 At 4pm the Bureau of Meteorology  said a monsoon trough extended across north
Queensland from Gulf Country to the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
district. A tropical low was situated approximately 80 kilometres east northeast
of Julia Creek and moving in a south southeasterly direction at 17 kilometres
per hour. T

he low is expected to continue moving in a south southeasterly
direction this evening and into Wednesday.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and worsen the existing flood
situation is expected in the Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central West, Central
Highlands and Coalfields, Central Coast and Whitsundays, far southwestern parts
of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and far eastern parts of the
Northwest districts during the rest of today.

Scattered 24 hour totals in excessof 200mm are likely. Locations that may be affected include Julia Creek,
Richmond, Ingham, Townsville, Ayr, Bowen, Proserpine, Mackay, Longreach,
Moranbah, Emerald and Gladstone.

These conditions are expected to extend southwards into the Capricornia,
northeastern parts of the Channel Country, northern parts of the Maranoa and
Warrego, far northern parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and northern
parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett districts on Wednesday, while easing across
northern districts during the day.

In the 7 hours since 9am Tuesday [to 4pm], the highest rainfall totals have
been recorded at Mount Vince [west of Mackay] with 268mm, Greenmount [west of
Mackay] with 183mm and Reeves Alert [south of Bowen] with 91mm.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 100 km/hr, are possible in the North
Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and
Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Central West districts during
the rest of today and Wednesday morning. Locations which may be affected include
Cardwell, Rollingstone, Abergowrie, Townsville, Mackay, Moranbah, Longreach and
Winton.

Heavy rain is now easing to scattered showers and thunderstorms about the North
Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and therefore the warning for heavy
rainfall is now CANCELLED. 
 

 

11am: A SEVERE weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds has been issued for people in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of the Gulf Country, Peninsula and Northwest districts.

At 10am AEST, the monsoon trough extended across north Queensland from the southern Gulf of Carpentaria to the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district. A tropical low was situated approximately 80 kilometres north northeast of Julia Creek and moving in a south southeasterly direction at 20 kilometres per hour. The low is expected to continue moving in a south southeasterly direction today.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and worsen the existing flood situation is expected across the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central West, Central
Highlands and Coalfields, Central Coast and Whitsundays, eastern parts of the Gulf Country, southern parts of the Peninsula and far eastern parts of the Northwest districts today.

Scattered 24 hour totals in excess of 200mm are likely. Locations that may be affected include Georgetown, Julia Creek,
Richmond, Cairns, Innisfail, Ingham, Townsville, Ayr, Bowen, Proserpine, Mackay, Longreach and Moranbah.

At 10:50am AEST, the heaviest rain was located on radar to the north and west of Mackay with falls of 86mm recorded at Greenmount [west of Mackay] in the last hour.

In the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, the highest rainfall totals were recorded at Paluma [northwest of Townsville] with 366mm, Gairloch [near Ingham] with 280mm and Central Mill [near Innisfail] 253 mm.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 110 km/hr are possible within 250km of the low centre, mainly on the eastern and southern sides, and extending even further east towards the tropical and central Queensland coasts. Locations which
may be affected include Townsville, Ingham, Charters Towers, Richmond, Mackay, Moranbah, Longreach and Winton.

 



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