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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for Flash Flooding
For people in the tropical east coast between Innisfail and Mackay including the
Central Coast and Whitsundays district, Herbert and Lower Burdekin district and
the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district.
Issued at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 29 March 2011
Synoptic Situation: A trough over the western Coral Sea extends onto the
northeast tropical coast of Queensland. A high over the Tasman Sea extends a
firm ridge along the east coast to the south of the trough.
Areas of heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms are currently being observed on
radar about parts of the tropical coast between about Rollingstone and Mackay.
Heavy rain may develop further north between Innisfail and Rollingstone
Heavy rain is likely to lead to flash flooding in these areas.
Rapid river and creek rises are likely to occur in the areas of heaviest
rainfalls. A Flood Warning is also current for coastal rivers and streams
between Cairns and Mackay and the Don River.
Please refer to the latest warnings at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings.
Recent rainfall since 9am Tuesday includes 137mm at Proserpine and 127mm at
Guthalungra on the Don River.
Radar looks good! Could be a damp nite, like last nite.