Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.

Issued at 2:52 pm Sunday, 25 March 2018.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Cairns, Port Douglas, Mossman, Yarrabah, Gordonvale and Babinda.

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 5:55 pm.

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

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