Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:33 pm Wednesday, 14 February 2018.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Taroom, Monto, Theodore, Moura, Mundubbera and Eidsvold.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Kingaroy, Cherbourg, Toolara Forestry, Gayndah and Biggenden.

91 km/h wind gust was reported at Richmond at 5:19pm

119km/h wind gust was recorded at Kingaroy at 6:20pm.

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.