Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:56 pm Thursday, 6 August 2020.

Severe thunderstorms expected across the southwest and central parts of the state.

Weather Situation: A vigorous upper trough moving across central Australia is causing severe thunderstorms across southwest and central Queensland.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are also possible in the southern parts of the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Windorah, Isisford and Ballera.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the North West district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.