Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North West Forecast District.

Issued at 5:05 pm Monday, 9 May 2022.

Heavy rain with slow moving embedded thunderstorms.

Weather Situation: A significant upper level trough over central Australia is developing a rain band over central Queensland, producing embedded thunderstorms enhanced by some weak surface troughs of low pressure.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mount Isa, Camooweal, Dajarra, Duchess and Selwyn.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.