Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Capricornia and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:36 pm Monday, 8 February 2021.

Severe thunderstorms developing over the Capricornia

Weather Situation: A southeasterly wind surge is triggering thunderstorms about the Capricornia. Slow moving, heavy thunderstorms in a moist and unstable airmass about the northeast of the state.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in the Capricornia and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields districts. Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Marlborough, Byfield, Calliope and Mount Morgan.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin districts. Locations which may be affected include Abergowrie.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Wide Bay and Burnett district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Malanda 55mm in 30min to 12:50pm

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.