Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:47 pm Thursday, 21 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms have eased in the far southeast, but continue over the central parts into Friday morning.

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are ongoing in a very humid airmass through parts of Queensland and are expected to persist well into the evening and Friday morning. Intense rainfall has eased for now, but localised intense falls may redevelop tonight through the Central and Capricornia coasts and the Central Highlands and Coalfields.

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. Damaging winds area only expected over northern parts north of Moranbah. Locations which may be affected include Mount Morgan, Moranbah, Dysart, Nebo, Eungella and Dingo.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West and Wide Bay and Burnett districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

109 km/h wind gust was recorded at 9:22 pm at at Longreach Airport.

58.0 mm was recorded in 1 hour to 9:17 pm at Duckponds (east of Emerald)

66.0 mm was recorded in 1 hour to 8:15 pm at Sippy Downs.

61.0 mm was recorded in 1 hour to 5:50 pm at Wacol.