Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:47 pm Thursday, 24 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are developing across the southeast of the state

Weather Situation: A humid and unstable airmass east of an inland trough is producing thunderstorm activity this evening. An approaching upper trough will allow these thunderstorms to continue moving east overnight.

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 St George, Dirranbandi, Goondiwindi, Texas, Surat and Mungindi.

An 89km/h wind gust was recorded at Oakey at 4.22pm.

126mm in 2 hours to 5.30pm at Bromfleet (SE of Jimboomba).

48mm in 30 minutes to 3.50pm at Benobble (SE of Beaudesert).

51mm in 30 minutes to 3.36pm at Lumeah (S of Beaudesert).

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.