Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.
Issued at 5:41 am Tuesday, 3 April 2018.
THIS SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS BEING REPLACED BY TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICES
Please refer to the current Tropical Cyclone Advice and Track Map at www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings
At 4am Tropical cyclone Iris had intensified to a Category 2 was located approximately 300km northeast of Townsville and moving slowly to the south. It is expected to continue to move southward and track closer to the coast and intensify to a Category 3 during late Tuesday.
A Tropical Cyclone Warning is current for Ayr to Mackay, including the Whitsunday Islands, and a watch zone extends from Mackay to St Lawrence. Damaging and destructive wind gusts along with heavy rainfall may develop within the warning area today associated with the approach of Tropical cyclone Iris.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in QUEENSLAND.
The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
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.