Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 12:27 pm Wednesday, 23 February 2022.

Persistent thunderstorm activity developing in southeast Queensland

Weather Situation: An upper trough moving into a humid and unstable environment over southeast Queensland is leading to the development of persistent thunderstorms this afternoon and 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 Taroom, Miles and Tara.

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.