Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country, North West and Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:35 pm Friday, 26 January 2024.

Severe thunderstorms developing in the northwest.

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are developing in a very hot and humid airmass along a trough extending from the remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mount Isa, Kamilaroi Station, Dajarra, Donors Hill Station, Duchess and Barkly.

Emergency services advise people to:
* Park your car undercover away from trees.
* Close doors and windows.
* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks.
* Charge mobile phones and power banks in case the power goes out.
* Put your pets somewhere safe and make sure they can be identified in case they get lost.
* Do not drive now unless you have to because conditions are dangerous.
* Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.
* Go inside a strong building now. Stay inside until the storm has passed.