Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:46 pm Wednesday, 9 March 2022.

Severe storms are occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields.

Weather Situation: Severe storms in the Central Highlands and Coalfields are moving slowly east towards the Central Coast and Whitsundays.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Nebo.

A wind gust of 91km/hr was recorded at Moranbah Airport at 19:52pm

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.