Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:33 pm Saturday, 30 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms continue across Queensland.

Weather Situation: A moist and unstable airmass to the east of a trough will result in severe thunderstorms this 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 Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, K'gari, Biloela, Baralaba, Springsure, Carnarvon National Park and Gin Gin.

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

GIANT HAIL, observed north of Chinchilla around 12:30 pm. Estimated hail size of 6 cm.

Large hail, observed east of Amby near Mitchell around 3:00 pm. Estimated hail size of 4-5 cm.

Large hail, observed at Tara around 10:00 am. Estimated hail size of 4-5 cm.

93 km/h wind gust recorded at Gympie at 11:58 am.

Beerburrum recorded 110 mm of rainfall in the 2 hours to 11:00 am.

Landsborough recorded 67 mm of rainfall in the 30 minutes to 11:15 am.

Wamuran recorded 66 mm of rainfall in 1 hour to 9:19 am.

Cedar Pocket Dam recorded 64 mm in the 1 hour to 1:05 pm.

Eerwah Vale recorded 55 mm of rainfall in the 30 minutes to 12:00 pm.

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.