Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:52 am Monday, 29 January 2024.

Heavy rainfall expected with thunderstorms about the southern interior of Queensland.

Weather Situation: A low pressure trough and a very humid, unstable air mass lie over the southern interior of Queensland, triggering thunderstorms with 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, Cunnamulla, St George, Bollon, Mitchell, Taroom, Dirranbandi, Injune, Wyandra and Hebel.

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

60 mm in 1 hour to 2:01 am at Upper Van Dyke (southern Central Highlands)

73 mm in 1 hour to 2:44 am at Tanderra (southern Central Highlands)

57 mm in 1 hour to 5:07 am at Consuelo Alert (southern Central Highlands)

53 mm in 1 hour to 6:43 am at Wallumbilla TM (east of Roma)

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.