Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:52 pm Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

Slow moving severe storms impacting the west of the state.

A very moist airmass is located over Queensland associated with the active Monsoon Trough and this is causing fairly widespread thunderstorm active during this afternoon and likely into the evening. Most of this will be slow moving making it suited to delivering heavy rainfall.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Longreach, Quilpie, Windorah, Isisford, Stonehenge and Ilfracombe.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and North West districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.