Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West, Central West, Channel Country, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:50 pm Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

Intense rainfall observed in storms in the southeast. Line of storms moving towards the Wide Bay coast.

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 damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West, Central West, Channel Country, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Winton, Hughenden, Monto, Stonehenge, Evesham Station, Brighton Downs, Corfield, Gin Gin, Miriam Vale, Seventeen Seventy and Stamford.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Southeast Coast district. Locations which may be affected include Ipswich, Caboolture, Esk, Gatton, Kilcoy, Laidley and Lowood.

Kuss Road (Ipswich region) received 61mm in 30 minutes.

Tallegalla (Ipswich region) has received 53mm in 30 minutes.

Rathdowney recorded 52mm in the hour between 4-5pm.

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.