Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:31 am Tuesday, 30 January 2024.

Widespread severe thunderstorms extending from Capella to Gayndah.

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, Baralaba and Capella.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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)

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.