Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:22 pm Wednesday, 17 November 2021.

Severe thunderstorms are developing over parts of eastern Qld.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett district. Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Kingaroy, Maryborough, Cherbourg, Imbil and Nanango.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields district. Locations which may be affected include Blackwater, Woorabinda, Capella, Dysart, Comet and Tartrus.

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.