Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:21 pm Thursday, 30 September 2021.

Severe thunderstorms continue to develop across the state. Giant hail reported in southern Darling Downs.

Weather situation: a broad upper trough combines with surface convergence across parts of Queensland today, which will produce thunderstorms into the afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds and giant hailstones over the next several hours in southern parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in the Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Roma, Charleville, Gympie, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi.

6cm hail in western Darling Downs earlier this afternoon.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.