Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:27 pm Thursday, 24 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms across the Scenic Rim and through the southeastern interior and Central Highlands.

Weather Situation: A humid and unstable airmass east of an inland trough will produce thunderstorm activity across the southeastern interior into the evening.

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 Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Kingaroy, Gatton, Esk, Laidley and Nanango.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields district. Locations which may be affected include Taroom.

An 89km/h wind gust was recorded at Oakey at 4.22pm.

126mm in 2 hours to 5.30pm at Bromfleet (SE of Jimboomba).

48mm in 30 minutes to 3.50pm at Benobble (SE of Beaudesert).

51mm in 30 minutes to 3.36pm at Lumeah (S of Beaudesert).

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.