Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:51 am Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in the south west.

Weather Situation: A trough extends from a low embedded in the monsoon trough over northern WA southwards into northern SA and southwestern Qld. Convergence in an environment with significant tropical moisture will lead to widespread heavy and rainfall.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is forecast for the south west of the state from late Tuesday evening, persisting throughout Wednesday.

Six-hourly rainfall totals between 40-70mm are likely.

24 hour rainfall totals between 50-80mm are also likely.

Isolated 24 hour rainfall totals in excess of 150mm are possible.

Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are also possible in the warning area.

Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Quilpie, Eromanga, Mt Howitt Station, Orientos and Ballera.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.