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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS and LARGE HAILSTONES

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

Issued at 6:30 pm Friday, 23 October 2020.

Line of severe thunderstorms persisting over far western Queensland.

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Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Windorah, Camooweal, Boulia, Dajarra, Duchess and Ballera.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

87 km/h wind gust recorded at Ballera.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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 9:30 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.