Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Maranoa and Warrego and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:54 pm Tuesday, 9 November 2021.

Severe storms are now developing inland.

Weather situation: a broad area of moisture is combining with strong upper winds to produce thunderstorms across large areas of Queensland today, some of which will be severe.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in the Maranoa and Warrego and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Roma, Charleville, St George, Tambo, Blackall and Carnarvon National Park.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett district. Locations which may be affected include Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Childers and Gin Gin. Heavy rainfall is most likely to affect areas where repeated thunderstorm cells move over the same location.

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.