Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central West, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:31 pm Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

Slow moving severe storms impacting the west of the state and also the far southeast.

A very moist airmass is located over Queensland associated with the active Monsoon Trough and this is causing fairly widespread thunderstorm active during this afternoon and likely into the evening. Most of this will be slow moving making it suited to delivering heavy rainfall.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Longreach, Quilpie, Isisford, Bedourie, Evesham Station and Morney.

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 Southeast Coast district. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Cleveland and Jimboomba.

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.