Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:01 pm Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Severe thunderstorms are occurring over the southeastern quarter of the state.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are occurring in a moist and unstable air mass along and east of a surface trough that is currently located over the southeastern interior.

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 Warwick, Toowoomba, Roma, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe and Gatton.

3-4cm hail was recorded around Goondiwindi earlier this afternoon.

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.