Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Highlands and Coalfields and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central West, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:15 pm Sunday, 31 December 2023.
Severe thunderstorms continue across parts of Queensland.

Weather Situation: Moisture and instability to the east of a surface trough, and an associated upper trough tracking across southeastern Queensland, are enhancing thunderstorm activity across parts of eastern Queensland.

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 Clermont, Charters Towers, Moranbah, Mitchell, Tambo, St Lawrence, Sarina, Dysart, Nebo, Eungella, Mingela and Carnarvon National Park.

88.8 mm of rainfall recorded in the 30 minutes to 5:36 pm at Dysart.
73 mm of rainfall recorded in the 1 hour to 4:58 pm at Peak Downs.
64 mm of rainfall recorded in the 1 hour to 5:57 pm at Bony Mountain.

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.