Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and parts of Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:28 pm Wednesday, 2 February 2022.
Severe thunderstorms are occurring over parts of the state.

Weather Situation: A very humid and unstable airmass sits over the majority of the state, with high levels of moisture extending deep into the upper atmosphere ahead of a trough of low pressure moving across the southwest. Thunderstorms are expected to be relatively slow-moving, and persist into the evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Maroochydore, Roma, Charleville, Gympie, Charters Towers, Georgetown, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Coolangatta and Ipswich.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the North West district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Forestdale (Southeast Coast) recorded 45 mm in 30 min (around 3 pm)
Hillcrest (Southeast Coast) recorded 51 mm in 30 min (around 3 pm)
Pomona (Southeast Coast) recorded 73 mm in the 30 minutes to 5 pm.
Black Mountain (Southeast Coast) recorded 67 mm in the 30 minutes to 5 pm.
Cooroy (Southeast Coast) recorded 63 mm in the 30 minutes to 5 pm.
Nearum Rd Alert near Gin Gin recorded 69 mm in the 1 hour to 5.24 pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.