Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North West, Central West and Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:13 am Saturday, 19 September 2020.

Severe thunderstorms continuing through the Central West

Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms remain active over southwest Queensland along a pre-frontal trough associated with a cut-off low pressure system over South Australia.
Supercell thunderstorms with the risk of destructive winds, giant hailstones, and intense rainfall are possible in the Central West from the late morning.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Longreach, Isisford, Barcaldine, Tambo, Blackall, Stonehenge, Ilfracombe, Aramac and Brighton Downs.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Maranoa and Warrego district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.