Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields and Central West Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:55 pm Wednesday, 19 February 2020.

Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Clermont, Blackwater, Barcaldine, Rolleston and Springsure.

A 96 km/h wind gust was observed at Emerald at 9:54pm.

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.