Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:51 am Thursday, 11 November 2021.

HEAVY RAINFALL WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN INLAND.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system will move eastwards from northeastern South Australia into New South Wales today. A trough will extend from the low into southern inland Queensland and will drift south into northern New South Wales during the day. 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 during Friday morning.

Areas of HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding are once again forecast to develop over the southeastern inland later today. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 60 and 90 mm are likely in areas.

Severe thunderstorms with localised INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding are possible within the warning area. Six-hourly rainfall totals up to 150mm are possible. Thunderstorms may also produce localised areas of damaging to destructive wind gusts. 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, Stanthorpe, Goondiwindi, Inglewood, Allora, Clifton, Pittsworth, Mungindi and Tara.

80mm fell in the 3hrs leading up to midnight last night at Stanthorpe.

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.