Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:19 pm Monday, 25 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms continue across southeastern Queensland.

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 Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Goondiwindi, Gatton and Jimboomba.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Central West districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

126 km/h wind gust recorded at Charleville at 2:17 pm.

Large hail observed at Goondiwindi, with the largest hailstones estimated around 3-4 cm.

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.