Source: Bureau of Meteorology


For people in Maranoa and Warrego and parts of Gulf Country, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:18 pm Saturday, 26 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are continuing over parts of Queensland this afternoon.

Weather Situation:
A humid and unstable airmass east of an inland trough is producing thunderstorm activity. An upper low will enhance thunderstorms today leading to rapid development.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in the Maranoa and Warrego and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Roma, Charleville, Longreach, Cunnamulla, Quilpie and Isisford.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Gulf Country and North West districts. Locations which may be affected include Doomadgee, Kamilaroi Station, Augustus Downs Station, Westmoreland Station, Iffley and Lawn Hill.

104km/h wind gust observed, Julius Dam at 3:55PM

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.