Severe storm and flash flood warning for parts of Queensland
A severe storm warning is active with Queensland's central west and southern regions facing the threat of flash flooding.
Issued at 1.10pm Wednesday, the warning is for damaging winds and heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding.
Locations that could be affected include Tambo and Augathella.
⛈️⚠️ Severe thunderstorm warning issued for damaging winds and heavy rainfall for the Central West and Maranoa and Warrego Districts, including #Tambo and #Augathella. Details and updates: https://t.co/AqRsN9C02O pic.twitter.com/mYeNekdOkH— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) February 10, 2021
Bureau Meteorologist Shane Kennedy says this is due to an inland trough which will continue to moving west.
"(The storms will be) contracting on the southwest tomorrow as the trough drifts west," Mr Kennedy
"A stronger trough is forecast to move into the south west from Friday increasing the chance of rainfall and the risk of heavy falls into the weekend."
The threat of storms in Queensland's south west comes after a North Queensland community recorded its wettest day in years on Tuesday.
"Thunderstorms brought 50-80mm of rainfall to the north tropical coast yesterday afternoon and evening with 84mm falling at Cairns Racecourse," Mr Kennedy said.
"74mm fell at Mareeba Airport making it the wettest day there since the 10th of December, 2018 and the wettest February day since the 8th of February 2015."
Originally published as Severe storms, flash flooding: Warning for central Qld