Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:35 pm Sunday, 27 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are occurring over inland parts of Queensland.

Weather Situation:
A humid and unstable airmass east of an inland trough is producing thunderstorm activity, enhanced by an upper low resulting in the potential for severe thunderstorms across inland parts of Queensland this afternoon and 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 Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Roma, Goondiwindi, St George, Barcaldine, Carnarvon National Park and Mungindi.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Cunnamulla, Hungerford, Eulo and Barringun.

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.