Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:21 pm Tuesday, 18 January 2022.

Possible severe thunderstorms are developing.

Weather Situation: A humid and unstable airmass to the east of a trough in the interior is triggering thunderstorms this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Roma, Charleville, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Georgetown, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Channel Country district. Locations which may be affected include Bedourie, Glenormiston and Davenport Downs Station.

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.