Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:01 pm Saturday, 9 April 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are developing about the southern interior this afternoon.

Weather Situation: severe thunderstorms are developing in proximity to a surface trough, supported by an upper low sitting over NSW.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Hungerford, Barringun and Wyandra.

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.