The Bureau of Meteorology says remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Imogen and a coastal trough are triggering widespread rain areas, heavy showers and thunderstorms for the northeast and central tropics.
Widespread falls are expected to become more isolated through today.
The warning area moved south overnight covering the area north of Ingham to north of Proserpine and east of Charters towers.
The bureau advises that intense rainfall leading to life threatening flash flooding is possible. A severe thunderstorm warning is current.
Six hourly totals of 250 mm about the coast and ranges between Ingham and Ayr and falls of 100 to 150mm south of Ayr are possible this morning. Conditions are expected to become more isolated through today.
A Flood Watch and various Flood Warnings are current throughout the area.
Locations which may be affected include Bowen, Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Ayr and Lucinda.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises to:
* 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.