Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:47 pm Thursday, 23 December 2021.

Heavy rain expected from thunderstorms through inland southeastern parts of Queensland.

Weather situation: Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms is expected to develop this evening as moist air surges inland. Thunderstorms are also triggering on a trough further west.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Dalby, Stanthorpe, Inglewood, Chinchilla and Miles.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Maranoa and Warrego district. Locations which may be affected include Cunnamulla, Bollon and Wyandra.

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.