Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:23 pm Saturday, 23 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms continue about the southeast this evening.

Weather Situation: A warm and unstable airmass over southeast Queensland is leading to the development of severe thunderstorms this evening. An approaching upper jet is likely to see these thunderstorms continue overnight, possibly remaining severe as they move to the east.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Stanthorpe, Millmerran, Allora, Clifton and Pittsworth.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

37mm was recorded in 30 minutes at Upper Bracker Creek to 7:04PM

Emergency services advise people to:
* Park your car undercover away from trees.
* Close doors and windows.
* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks.
* Charge mobile phones and power banks in case the power goes out.
* Put your pets somewhere safe and make sure they can be identified in case they get lost.
* Do not drive now unless you have to because conditions are dangerous.
* Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.
* Go inside a strong building now. Stay inside until the storm has passed.