Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:19 pm Wednesday, 8 December 2021.
Severe thunderstorms are developing across various part of Queensland

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are developing in a moist and unstable northeasterly flow over southeast Queensland. A trough over inland districts is also leading to thunderstorm development this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds 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 Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Kingaroy, Ipswich and Nanango.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields district.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Gayndah, Mundubbera and Biggenden.

Bromelton Dam has recorded 61mm in 1hr to 1:55pm.
Beaudesert recorded 67mm in 1hr to 2pm.

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.