Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:21 pm Monday, 25 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms developing about the southern interior.

Weather Situation: A deepening surface trough continues to track eastwards across Queensland, with support from a broad upper trough enhancing showers and thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms are developing along this trough and will gradually move eastwards throughout the afternoon and evening.

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 Roma, Charleville, St George, Mitchell, Augathella and Surat.

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.