Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Peninsula, Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:06 pm Sunday, 16 January 2022.
Severe thunderstorms developing over the southeast, and also about the northern inland.

Weather Situation: Moist and unstable conditions associated with a weak surface trough over eastern Queensland will combine with relatively strong winds in the upper atmosphere to drive thunderstorm activity.
Over the north, strong instability and winds in the middle levels of the atmosphere will lead to the potential for damaging winds with lines of storms.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Kingaroy, Yarraman and Nanango.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Peninsula, Gulf Country and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders districts.
Locations which may be affected include Georgetown and Forsayth.

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.