Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Maranoa and Warrego and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:54 pm Saturday, 22 February 2020.

Weather Situation: An upper low in the far southwest of the state today (Saturday) is deepening a surface trough over the Maranoa and Warrego district. These two systems are triggering showers and thunderstorms with heavy falls.

HEAVY RAINFALL and possible DAMAGING WINDS are forecast for the Maranoa and Warrego district, extending to adjacent parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country and far western Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is occurring across the warning area and will continue Saturday night into Sunday morning. 6-hourly rainfall totals of 60 to 120mm are likely, with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms.

Damaging winds, with gusts up to 100 km/h, are a lesser threat but still possible with any organised thunderstorm activity in the warning area.

Flood Watches and Warnings are also current for this region with a Flood Watch for southern inland catchments between Thargomindah and St George issued for this event - please refer to

Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Charleville, Cunnamulla, St George, Roma, Quilpie, Isisford, Tambo, Blackall and Carnarvon National Park.

Waroo has recorded 150mm in the 6 hours to 4pm.

Barradeen has recorded 100mm in the 6hrs to 4pm.

Wagoo Road has recorded 108mm in the 6 hours to 4pm.

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