Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:23 am Thursday, 18 January 2024.

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are triggering along a trough in the far southeast of the state. In the north, slow moving thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are occurring to the south of a monsoon trough.

VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS are likely to produce heavy, locally intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Cloncurry, Georgetown, Julia Creek, Forsayth, Millmerran and Cloney's Creek.

95 mm at Inglewood in 1 hour to 10:54 pm.
80 mm at Canning Creek in 1 hour to midnight.
62 mm recorded at Woodspring in 1 hour to 11:11 pm.

Emergency services advise people to:
* If you have children make sure they are with you or an adult you trust.
* 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.