Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:41 am Tuesday, 18 January 2022.

Severe thunderstorms have developed in central inland Queensland.

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms have developed in the Central West district and are moving in a generally north to northeasterly direction, into the Central Highlands and Coalfields district.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and possibly heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Bogantungan, Jericho, Natal Downs, Elgin Downs and Alpha.

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.