Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:59 pm Sunday, 27 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are occurring over parts of Queensland.

Weather Situation:
A humid and unstable airmass east of an inland trough is producing thunderstorm activity, enhanced by an upper low resulting in the potential for severe thunderstorms across inland and southeastern parts of Queensland this evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Thargomindah, Toowoomba, Dalby, Maroochydore, Roma, Emerald, Clermont, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi.

62mm of rain was observed in the 1 hour up to 5.26pm at Jondaryan Lagoon.

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.