Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:29 pm Saturday, 27 January 2024.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily likely to produce heavy rainfall over parts of western Queensland.

Weather Situation: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily is currently located to the west of Winton. It is forecast to remain slow-moving over the remainder of the weekend.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for the area approximately bounded by Iffley, Richmond, Winton, Windorah, Davenport Downs and Selwyn. 6-hourly rainfall totals between 60 to 90 mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 110 mm possible. 24-hourly rainfall totals of 90 to 120 mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 180 mm possible.

INTENSE RAINFALL is no longer expected, but remains possible with severe thunderstorms. A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS with INTENSE RAINFALL are detected.

Severe weather will remain in western Queensland this weekend, with future severe weather subject to the position and strength of ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily.
A Flood Watch is also current for the Central West and Gulf of Carpentaria catchments. See for more information.

Locations which may be affected include Winton, Richmond, Julia Creek, Stonehenge, Jundah, Selwyn, Mckinlay, Cloney's Creek, Brighton Downs and Corfield.

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.