Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Central West Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:38 pm Sunday, 8 May 2022.
Severe thunderstorms developing through parts of interior Queensland.

Weather Situation: A trough extends through the interior of Queensland out into the Gulf Waters. Along this trough an unstable moist airmass may result in severe thunderstorms today.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Pentland, Torrens Creek and Natal Downs.

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.