Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Southeast Coast and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:59 pm Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Severe thunderstorms over the southeast and northeastern interior.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are occurring in a moist and unstable air mass along and east of a surface trough that is currently located over the interior of the state.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Brisbane, Gympie, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Laidley and Lowood.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin districts. Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers and Mingela.

3-4cm hail was recorded around Goondiwindi earlier this afternoon.

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.