Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:23 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 Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Calliope and Seventeen Seventy.

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, Birdsville, Cunnamulla, Bulloo Downs, Hungerford, Eulo, Nappa Merrie, Mt Howitt Station, Barringun, Orientos, Ballera and Durrie.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Central West and parts of the North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Longreach, Winton, Isisford, Barcaldine, Tambo, Rolleston, Blackall, Springsure, Stonehenge, Evesham Station, Carnarvon National Park and Corfield.

42mm was recorded over 30 min at Truno Rd TM at 2:00pm

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.