Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:24 am Saturday, 24 October 2020.

Line of severe thunderstorms persisting over northern Queensland, weakening slowly

Severe thunderstorms are weakening over northern Queensland and are likely to dissipate within the next two hours.

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 Croydon, Lyndhurst Station and Blackbull Siding.

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.