Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in North West and parts of Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:42 pm Thursday, 20 January 2022.

Slow moving storms with heavy activity over the western interior

Weather Situation: A very humid easterly flow continues into the western interior, triggering slow moving storms near the inland trough this afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Birdsville, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Boulia, Dajarra and Urandangi.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.