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 5:27 pm Thursday, 23 December 2021.

Severe thunderstorms developing through southeastern Queensland.

Weather Situation: A severe thunderstorm has developed on the sea breeze west of Maryborough. Severe thunderstorms are ongoing in southern inland parts on a trough, and are expected to develop in parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt in the coming hours.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Maranoa and Warrego district. Locations which may be affected include Charleville, Cunnamulla, Bollon, Eulo, Barringun and Wyandra.

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 Childers, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Biggenden and Eidsvold.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Stanthorpe, Inglewood, Allora, Clifton and Pittsworth.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.