Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:18 pm Saturday, 27 January 2024.

Severe thunderstorms continuing over the central and southern interior.

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 Tambo, Springsure, Augathella, Mantuan Downs, Alpha and Carnarvon National Park.
Adavale Road Alert reported 63 mm of rain in the hour ending at 4:45 pm.
Caroline Crossing reported 70 mm of rain in 2 hours ending at 8:50 pm.

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.