Heavy rain in Normanton

Gilbert River, Wednesday.
Gilbert River, Wednesday.

Creeks and rivers in the Carpentaria Shire are filling up after big rains on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Over 140mm fell in the 24 hours from Tuesday morning and it was still raining Wednesday morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a high chance of rain for the rest of the week leading into the weekend.

Several roads are closed including the Burke Development Rd (Walkers Ck to Mareeba Shire boundary), Normanton-Burketown Rd, Iffley Rd, Koolatah to Dunbar and Oriners.