Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:47 pm Thursday, 27 January 2022.

Slow moving clusters of thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall over central and southern inland Queensland.

Weather Situation: A warm and humid airmass over the state, together with an approaching upper trough and monsoon trough is resulting in severe thunderstorm activity this afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce 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, Winton, Charters Towers, Cunnamulla, Hughenden, Urandangi, Pentland and Mungindi.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.