Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West and Central West Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:50 pm Wednesday, 3 February 2021.
Severe thunderstorms likely in western Queensland.

Weather Situation:
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 Longreach, Winton, Richmond and Julia Creek.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

120 km/h wind gust at Julia Creek Airport at 5:20pm.

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.