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Issued 28th Feb 2018. A Tropical Low is located over Townsville bringing heavy rain and flash flooding between Ingham and Bowen with further 24 hour falls of between 150 and 250mm likely with up to 350mm possible. Above image via Windy for Wednesday. 

Nelly Beach near Townsville has recorded 229mm to 9am on Wednesday with Bushland Beach recording 200mm. Ross River Dam as of Wednesday 7am 28/02/2018 is at 29% and rising fast. 

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The low is forecast to track WEST during Thursday, Friday and Saturday producing heavy rain and flooding across Northern inland and North West QLD before possibly turning towards the South on Sunday.

Heavy 24 hour rainfall totals of 100 to 300mm are forecast across the Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Goldfields, Gulf and North West districts. The system will not form into a Tropical Cyclone due to being overland however in may intensify in the North West to include damaging winds to 110km hr on Saturday and Sunday. Below image via Windy for Sunday. Click here to subscribe to Higgins Storm Chasing for detailed rainfall and storm forecast maps across QLD.

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