Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central West and parts of North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:18 pm Saturday, 19 September 2020.

Severe thunderstorms continuing through the North West, Central West and Channel Country

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 through the Channel Country.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Central West and parts of the North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Channel Country districts. Locations which may be affected include Longreach, Winton, Isisford, Barcaldine, Blackall and Dajarra.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Bulloo Downs, Hungerford and Ballera.

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.