Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:04 pm Saturday, 26 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are expected over parts of southern Queensland this afternoon.

Weather Situation:
A humid and unstable airmass east of an inland trough is producing thunderstorm activity. An approaching upper trough will enhance thunderstorms today leading to rapid development.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Mitchell and Tambo.

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.