Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:58 pm Wednesday, 10 November 2021.
WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING DEVELOPING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN INLAND OF QUEENSLAND FROM THURSDAY MORNING.

Weather Situation:
A low pressure system over northeastern South Australia will move eastwards into New South Wales during Thursday, and a trough will extend from the low into southern inland Queensland. An extremely moist airmass will be drawn southwards from the tropics ahead of these features, producing heavy rain areas and widespread thunderstorm activity across the region. Conditions will gradually clear from the west of the area early on Friday morning.

Areas of HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding are forecast to become more widespread over southern inland Queensland from early Thursday morning. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 50 and 100 mm are likely in many localities within the warning area.

Severe thunderstorms may also develop and produce localised INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding, with six-hourly rainfall totals exceeding 150mm possible. Thunderstorms may also produce localised areas of damaging to destructive winds. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued if this threat eventuates.

A flood watch is current in the area, with MAJOR FLOODING likely around the Darling Downs and Granite Belt. Refer to current flood warnings at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Roma, Charleville, St George, Stanthorpe, Bollon, Mitchell, Dirranbandi, Goondiwindi, Inglewood, Mungindi and Tara.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.