Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central West and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:07 pm Thursday, 23 December 2021.

Severe thunderstorms are developing through inland Queensland.

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms have developed on a trough through inland Queensland this afternoon. Further development is expected over the southern Darling Downs and Granite Belt later this afternoon, and this may become severe.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Cunnamulla, Hungerford, Bollon, Jericho, Barringun and Wyandra.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.