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 12:09 am Sunday, 24 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorm activity continuing in the broader southeast Queensland region.

Weather Situation: A warm and unstable airmass over southeast Queensland is leading to the development of severe thunderstorms this evening. An approaching upper jet is likely to see these thunderstorms continue overnight, possibly remaining severe as they move to the east.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Taroom, Theodore and Moura.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Southeast Coast district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

37mm was recorded in 30 minutes at Upper Bracker Creek to 7:04PM

7cm (Giant) hail observed at Flagstone Creek this evening.

10cm (Giant) hail observed in Gatton this evening.

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.