Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Capricornia and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:48 pm Thursday, 11 October 2018.

Weather Situation: The threat for very dangerous thunderstorms has temporarily eased, however the potential for redevelopment remains this evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Biloela, Blackwater, Yeppoon, Calliope, Gin Gin and Mount Morgan.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

This evening:

- Wind gust up to 144km/h has been reported at Blackwater at 6:23pm

- 4 to 5cm hail has been reported to the south of Gin Gin around 7:05pm

- 37mm in 15 minutes and 72mm in 50 minutes at Mingo Creek (west of Bundaberg)

Earlier this afternoon:

- TORNADO reported at Tansey (northwest of Murgon) around 3:12pm

- Tennis ball size hail (up to 7cm) was reported at Kumbia around midday.

- 4 to 5cm hail reported between Proston and Murgon

- 3 to 5cm hail reported at and near Gympie

- 4 to 5cm hail reported at Yelarbon

- Vast property and vegetation damage across all affected towns

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.