Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:36 pm Friday, 24 December 2021.
Storms with heavy rainfall have developed in the Darling Downs district.

Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms occurring in a very moist unstable environment over southeast and central parts of the State..

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Millmerran, Childers, Pittsworth, Biggenden and Gin Gin.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

52mm at Mt Sylvia (southeast of Toowoomba) in the hour to 2:30pm.
53mm in 30 minutes near Biggenden at 6:15pm.
46mm in 30 minutes near Eidsvold at 7pm.
44mm in 30 minutes north of Inglewood at 8:30pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.