Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gulf Country, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:50 pm Friday, 14 January 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are developing over parts of the Maranoa and Warrego and the Gulf Country Districts.

Weather Situation: A very humid and unstable airmass east of a trough over western QLD is producing thunderstorms.

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 Charleville, St George, Bollon, Mitchell, Dirranbandi and Injune.

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.