Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:58 pm Friday, 25 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are continuing over parts of southern Queensland.

Weather Situation: A humid and unstable airmass east of an inland trough is resulting in severe thunderstorm activity. An approaching upper trough 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, Mitchell, Injune, Miles, Augathella and Surat.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Beaudesert, Boonah, Allora and Springbrook.

57 mm of rainfall recorded in the 45 minutes to 2:15 pm at Currumbin Creek Alert.

59 mm of rainfall recorded in the 30 minutes to 2:45 pm at Coplicks Bridge Alert.

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.