Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:01 pm Tuesday, 30 January 2024.
Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall occurring about central Queensland between Roma and Emerald.

Weather Situation: A very moist, unstable air mass lies over central Queensland to the east of a surface trough, 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 Rolleston, Springsure, Injune, Mantuan Downs and Carnarvon National Park.

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.