Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Highlands and Coalfields and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central West, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:30 pm Thursday, 10 March 2022.

Slow moving severe thunderstorms continuing.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are triggering to the east of a trough and dry-line this afternoon. A humid easterly change moving inland is expected to increase thunderstorm activity this evening in central eastern parts of the state.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Clermont, Proserpine, Moranbah, Collinsville, Springsure and Carnarvon National Park.

A wind gust to 102km/h was recorded at Proserpine Airport at 2:10pm.

Saddler Springs recorded 61mm of rainfall in the 90 minutes to 1:00pm.

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.