Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Channel Country Forecast District.

Issued at 5:50 pm Monday, 1 February 2021.

Land gales are occurring across the Channel Country.

Weather Situation: A strong south to southwesterly change is currently moving through the Channel Country. It is forecast to move northeasterly before weakening by mid to late evening.

Land gales with peak wind gusts up to 90km/h are occurring around Birdsville. These conditions are forecast to continue until mid to late evening.

Locations which may be affected include Birdsville, Bedourie, Mt Howitt Station, Ballera, Morney and Durrie.

Sustained winds of 72km/h with gusts up to 83km/h was recorded at Birdsville at 5:43pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.