Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central West and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:59 pm Sunday, 26 December 2021.

Isolated severe thunderstorms continue to persist across inland parts, with heavy rainfall no longer occurring on the coast.

Weather situation: A trough is triggering slow moving thunderstorms across Queensland.

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, Quilpie, Bedourie, Bulloo Downs, Eromanga, Barringun, Wyandra, 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 Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Longreach, Winton, Isisford, Barcaldine, Tambo, Rolleston, Blackall, Springsure, Evesham Station, Carnarvon National Park and Stamford.

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.