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  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Damaging Winds, Large Hailstones And Heavy Rainfall) for parts of North West, Central West and Channel Country Sat 19 Sep 2020

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
    TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
    
    Severe Thunderstorm Warning 
    for Damaging Winds, Large Hailstones And Heavy Rainfall
    
    for parts of North West, Central West and Channel Country Forecast Districts.
    
    Issued at 3:27 pm Saturday, 19 September 2020.
    
    Severe thunderstorms continuing through the Central West and developing through the North West and Channel Country
    
    Weather Situation
    Severe thunderstorms remain active over southwest Queensland along a pre-frontal trough associated with a cut-off low pressure system over South Australia.
     Supercell thunderstorms with the risk of destructive winds, giant hailstones, and intense rainfall are possible through the Channel Country.
    DAMAGING WINDS, LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALL for the following areas:
    North West, Central West and Channel Country
    Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central West and Channel Country districts. Locations which may be affected include Isisford, Barcaldine, Stonehenge, Jericho and Ilfracombe.
     Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Channel Country district. Locations which may be affected include Bulloo Downs and Ballera.
     Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the North West and Central West districts. Locations which may be affected include Duchess, Dajarra, Selwyn and Middleton.
    
    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
     * Move your car under cover or away from trees.
     * Secure loose outdoor items.
     * Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
     * Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
     * Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
     * Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
     * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
    
    The next warning is due to be issued by 6:30 pm.
    Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.