Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:53 pm Sunday, 27 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are occurring over inland parts of Queensland.

Weather Situation:
A humid and unstable airmass east of an inland trough is producing thunderstorm activity, enhanced by an upper low resulting in the potential for severe thunderstorms across inland parts of Queensland this evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, large hailstones and damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields district. Locations which may be affected include Clermont.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in the Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Roma, Charleville, Emerald, Clermont, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Channel Country district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

56mm of rain was observed over 1 hour to 5.30pm at Jondaryan Lagoon.

4+ cm hailstones have been reported 80km north of Alpha.

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.