Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast District.

Issued at 4:12 pm Monday, 22 November 2021.

Severe thunderstorms are approaching Mackay.

Weather Situation: An upper low is moving into a very moist unstable air mass resulting in severe thunderstorms about parts of the central coast of Queensland.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, St Lawrence and Sarina.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Large hail was reported near Marlborough, west of Rockhampton this afternoon.

A 101km/h wind gust was recorded at Rockhampton this afternoon.

72mm at Ma Ma Creek Alert in 1hr to 7am.

45mm recorded at Gatton in 30min to 6:30am.

43mm recorded at Little Egypt Alert in 30min to 6:30am.

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.