Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:41 pm Tuesday, 15 March 2022.

Gusty thunderstorms in the southwest.

Weather Situation: A humid, hot and unstable airmass is combining with an approaching upper level disturbance to produce severe thunderstorms today across southwestern parts of the state. Thunderstorms are expected to be slow moving with possible damaging wind gusts. Thunderstorm activity is expected to increase throughout the afternoon and early evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Birdsville, Windorah, Boulia, Bedourie, Orientos and Ballera.

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.