Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:26 pm Friday, 2 July 2021.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM RISK OVER THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND COALFIELDS AND THE BURNETT

Weather Situation: An upper level trough is working with a moist northerly low level flow and a surface trough to produce showers, areas of rain, and some thunderstorms across Queensland's southeast quarter. The activity will gradually contract south and eastwards through Saturday.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Blackwater, Taroom, Baralaba, Woorabinda, Theodore and Moura.

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.