Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:58 am Tuesday, 30 January 2024.

Widespread severe thunderstorms extending from Emerald to Gayndah.

Weather Situation: A low pressure trough and a very humid, unstable air mass lie over the southern and southeastern interior of Queensland, triggering severe thunderstorms.

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 Emerald, Biloela, Blackwater, Monto, Rolleston and Baralaba.

71 mm in 2 hours to 1:15 am at Nuga Nuga (Southern Central Highlands)

53 mm in 1 hour to 12:53 am at Glenhaughton (NW of Taroom)

103 mm in 3 hours at Warra (Central Darling Downs)

89 mm in 2 hours at Jandowae (Central Darling Downs)

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)

105 mm in 3 hours to 5:14 pm at St George.

102 km/h wind gust at St George at 2:47 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.