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  • Severe Weather Warning (Heavy Rainfall) for parts of Peninsula and North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Wed 27 Jan 2021

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
    Severe Weather Warning 
    for Heavy Rainfall
    for parts of Peninsula and North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast Districts.
    Issued at 10:47 pm Wednesday, 27 January 2021.
    Heavy rainfall to continue across Cape York Peninsula.
    Weather Situation
    A tropical low is continuing to move slowly across central Cape York Peninsula overnight and through Thursday, potentially tracking eastwards off the coast and into the northern Coral Sea late on Friday or Saturday.
    HEAVY RAINFALL for the following areas:
    Peninsula and North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
    HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to continue across Cape York Peninsula tonight and through Thursday over central parts of the Peninsula district. Localised six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm to 180mm are likely within the warning area.
     The heaviest rainfall has been extending from Cape Keerweer to Musgrave. These bands should extend southeastward towards Palmerville and Laura overnight and into Thursday.
     Locations which may be affected include Coen, Palmerville, Musgrave, Hope Vale and Laura.
     24 hour rainfall totals to 9am Wednesday:
     240mm at Southwell Station (north of Kowanyama)
     121mm at Aurukun
    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
     * Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
     * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
     * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
    The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEST Thursday.
    Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.