Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 8:02 pm Thursday, 24 February 2022.

INTENSE RAINFALL from VERY DANGEROUS STORMS in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

Weather Situation: Slow moving severe thunderstorms continue to form in very moist air to the east of a low pressure system over southern inland Queensland with a gradual eastward movement of the threat area.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce INTENSE RAINFALL that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Miles.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include St George, Dirranbandi, Goondiwindi, Surat, Mungindi and Tara.

Gunn Bridge rain gauge (40km NNW of Goondiwindi) recorded 87mm in the 2 hours to 7:00pm.

Myall Park Road Alert (near Miles) recorded 73.4mm in the 2 hours to 6:30pm.

Lundavra recorded 51mm in the 1 hour to 5:50pm.

Bengalla rain gauge (just east of Goondiwindi) recorded 56mm of rain in the 2 hours to 4:50pm.

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.