Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:12 pm Friday, 18 February 2022.
Potential severe thunderstorms northeast of Gayndah, and around Kilcoy.

Weather Situation: A surface trough is combining with an upper trough to support thunderstorm development over southeastern parts of the state.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Imbil and Kilcoy.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett district.
Locations which may be affected include Biggenden and Gin Gin.
Gayndah recorded 38mm in 50 minutes (below severe thresholds) to 7:12 pm .

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.