Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:27 pm Wednesday, 24 February 2021.
Severe thunderstorms across parts of the southeast.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Beaudesert, Stanthorpe, Goondiwindi, Jimboomba and Mount Tamborine.
Worongary Creek (near Mudgeeraba) recorded 46mm in 30 minutes to 6pm.
Farnbro (QLD/NSW border) recorded 56mm in 1 hour and 43mm in 30 minutes to 5pm.
Bonshaw (QLD/NSW border) recorded 70mm in 1 hour earlier this afternoon.

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.