Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:28 am Wednesday, 19 January 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are occurring across various parts of the state.

Weather Situation: A humid and unstable airmass to the east of a trough in the interior is triggering thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Longreach, Charters Towers, Burketown, Mornington Island and Barcaldine.

Goondiwindi recorded a gust of 96 km/h at 4.27 pm

Pikes Creek recorded 37mm in 30 minutes to 4:45pm.

Scottsdale (southwest of Warwick) recorded 45mm in 30 minutes to 6:00pm.

Birdsville recorded a gust of 91km/h at 8.04pm.

Woolga (southeast of Blackall) recorded 37mm in 30 minutes to 12:15am.

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.