Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Channel Country Forecast District.

Issued at 2:51 pm Thursday, 6 August 2020.

Severe thunderstorms expected across Channel Country.

Weather Situation: A vigorous upper trough moving across central Australia is causing severe thunderstorms in the southwest of the state.

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