Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:54 pm Tuesday, 18 January 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are occurring across various parts of the State.

Weather Situation: A humid and unstable airmass to the east of a trough in the interior is triggering thunderstorms this evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of the Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Roma, Stanthorpe, Goondiwindi, Richmond and Croydon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Channel Country district. Locations which may be affected include Bedourie.

Goondiwindi recorded a gust of 96 km/h at 4.27 pm

Pikes Creek recorded 37mm in 30 minutes to 4:45pm.

Scottsdale (southwest of Warwick) recorded 45mm in 30 minutes to 6:00pm.

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.