Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:02 pm Sunday, 26 December 2021.

Severe thunderstorms developing over central and far southwest Queensland.

A trough is triggering slow moving thunderstorms across Queensland.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Biloela, Baralaba, Duaringa, Calliope, Miriam Vale and Mount Morgan.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Bulloo Downs, Nappa Merrie, Barringun, Orientos and Ballera.

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.