Storm warning lifted for Wide Bay and Burnett
UPDATE: 7am, December 19. There are no longer storms passing through Queensland, however the Bureau of Meteorology will continue to monitor weather conditions.
EARLIER: Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in the Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Capricornia and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.
Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Emerald, Clermont, Kingaroy and Stanthorpe.
Emergency Management Queensland advises that people:
Move cars under cover or away from trees
Secure loose outdoor items
Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters
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.
The next warning is due to be issued by 4.40pm.
If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website or call 1300 659 219.