Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Central West Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:51 pm Wednesday, 31 January 2024.
Severe thunderstorms continue this evening.

Weather Situation: A warm, moist and unstable atmosphere combined with a surface trough has triggered thunderstorms this 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 Charters Towers, Mingela and Natal Downs.
70 mm observed in 1hr to 8:30pm at Amelia Creek.

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.