Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:47 pm Tuesday, 19 October 2021.
Thunderstorms with damaging winds possible for Charters Towers, Townsville, and adjacent areas over the next few hours.

A line of thunderstorms is approaching the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district from the southwest.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Townsville, Ayr, Giru, Woodstock and Clare.

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.