Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:55 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022.
Isolated severe thunderstorms developing over southeast Queensland, and may increase in the next few hours.

Weather Situation: A moderately unstable airmass over southeast Queensland combined with strong winds in the upper atmosphere and the approach of an upper level trough from the west will lead to increasing chances of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and into the evening. Initially, large hail and damaging winds will be the main potential hazards, but heavy rainfall will become more likely with clusters or bands of storms into the evening.

Severe thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Toowoomba, Dalby, Kingaroy, Gatton, Cherbourg, Oakey, Gayndah, Pittsworth, Kilcoy, Laidley, Nanango and Tara.

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.