Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West and Central West Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:52 pm Saturday, 12 February 2022.

Isolated thunderstorms with damaging winds are occurring over parts of north west Queensland.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Cloncurry, Julia Creek and Mckinlay.

At 3:01pm a 89km/h gust was recorded at Julia Creek

At 4:13pm a 98km/h gust was recorded at Cloncurry Airport

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.