Source: Bureau of Meteorology For people in the Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of the Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.
Issued at 1:23 pm Tuesday, 29 January 2013.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Collinsville, Sarina, Ayr and Alva Beach.
Emergency Management Queensland 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.