Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Channel Country Forecast District.

Issued at 6:32 pm Tuesday, 15 March 2022.

Scattered severe thunderstorms over the far southwest, with heavy rainfall and damaging wind gusts.

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 persist and organise into slow moving clusters over the next few hours with heavy rainfall gradually becoming the primary hazard.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Birdsville, Eromanga, Orientos, Ballera, Morney and Durrie.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the North West and Central West districts and the warning for these districts 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.