Wild weather forecast for country Queensland

RACQ has urged Queenslanders in the west and south west of the State to prepare for severe thunderstorms which were predicted to hit later today.

Club spokesperson Renee Smith said the south west in particular, from Gulf Country to Maranoa and Warrego, could cop a severe lashing.

“If you live or work in areas near Windorah, Quilpie, Thargomindah or Cunnamulla make sure you’ve reviewed your storm plan,” Ms Smith said.

“The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted these thunderstorms could bring damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hail.

“So, tie down any loose items in your yard, shut the windows and put your vehicles in the garage or undercover.”

Ms Smith said Queenslanders near the Bulloo River needed to stay alert to the active flood warning.

“While the river did start to fall yesterday afternoon, we’re expecting more rainfall on Monday which could see it rise again,” Ms Smith said.

“It’s been a very wet weekend in south west Queensland, which is definitely welcomed by our outback communities living with drought.

“Make sure you keep an eye on any advice from authorities and if you come across a flooded road turn the car around. It’s just not worth the risk to your life to drive or walk through floodwaters.”