An Emergency Alert has been issued for Hyde Park, Aitkenvale, Kurrajong, Rosslea, Pimlico, Mysterton and Mundingburra.
Residents are being advised that the heavy intense rainfall on top of elevated flood levels is likely to cause flash flooding.
Residents should move to higher ground immediately if they are concerned. Evacuation centres are open at Heatley Secondary College on Fulham Road, and Ignatius Park College on Ross River Road.
For more information go to www.disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au or phone 1800 738 541.