Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:40 pm Friday, 19 January 2024.
Heavy rainfall with slow moving thunderstorms.

Weather Situation:
A very humid, tropical airmass and a trough extending over southern and western Queensland are generating slow moving thunderstorms with areas of heavy rainfall.

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 Roma, Kingaroy, Isisford, Tambo, Blackall and Nanango.
Arabella recorded 67mm in the 1 hour to 4:37pm.

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.