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 3:43 pm Friday, 24 December 2021.
Severe thunderstorm has developed northwest of Gympie.

Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms occurring in a very moist unstable environment.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.
Locations which may be affected include Kingaroy, Caboolture, Goondiwindi and Gatton.

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 Wide Bay and Burnett district. Locations which may be affected include Biggenden.

52mm at Mt Sylvia (southeast of Toowoomba) in the hour to 2:30pm.
94mm at Delaney's Creek (south of Woodford) in the hour to 3:20pm.

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.