Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

17 January 2018 11:05 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

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Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.

Issued at 11:05 am Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

Weather Situation: Heavy thunderstorm activity has shifted north, however rainfall totals are expected to be below thresholds.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in QUEENSLAND.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Cairns Airport has recorded 96mm within 90 minutes, and 126mm in 3 hours earlier this morning.

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


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.