Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:18 pm Saturday, 26 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are continuing over parts of Queensland this evening.

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 parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Roma, Longreach, Goondiwindi, St George, Barcaldine and Carnarvon National Park.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Gulf Country district. Locations which may be affected include Doomadgee and Westmoreland Station.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the North West and Channel Country districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Rainfall Observations:

45.0mm in 30min to 4:46PM at Lower Bradley Alert

38mm in 30min to 4:51PM at Raceview Towers Alert

Wind Gusts:

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.