Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 12:09 am Friday, 25 February 2022.

INTENSE RAINFALL OCCURRING OVER AREAS BETWEEN GIN GIN AND GAYNDAH.

Weather Situation: An upper low is combining with a surface trough to promote Slow-moving thunderstorms.

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 Wide Bay and Burnett district. Locations which may be affected include Gayndah and Biggenden.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Dalby, Goondiwindi, Taroom, Inglewood, Millmerran, Chinchilla, Miles, Mundubbera, Eidsvold and Tara.

Gunn Bridge rain gauge (40km NNW of Goondiwindi) recorded 136mm in the 3 hours to 8:00pm.

Canaan Creek (just north of Chinchilla) recorded 129mm in the 3 hours to 9:00pm.

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