Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central West, Southeast Coast and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:31 pm Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

Severe thunderstorms approaching the populated southeast coast. Gusty thunderstorms still possible about the central interior.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Kingaroy, Coolangatta and Ipswich.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in the Central West and parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts. Locations which may be affected include Longreach, Winton, Charters Towers, Moranbah, Hughenden and Richmond.

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

96 km/h wind gust recorded at Longreach at 3:43pm

2-3cm hail reported from Hamilton Creek (southwest of Rockhampton)

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.