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Severe thunderstorms likely with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall for Queensland


Current as of 11:00am AEST on Tuesday 8 March 2022

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall will become likely across south-east and parts of central Queensland on Wednesday.

According to Meteorologist Jackson Browne, isolated, very dangerous thunderstorms with locally destructive winds, giant hail and intense rainfall are also possible during Wednesday afternoon and evening.

"Catchments across south-east Queensland are now saturated and creek and streams will respond quickly to heavy, short duration rainfall associated with any thunderstorm activity" said Mr Browne.

A fresh and gusty south-easterly change is forecast to spread through south-east Queensland on Wednesday night and this will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms to move into central Queensland on Thursday.

Major flood warnings continue across inland areas in the south of the state including the Barwon, lower Moonie, Condamine and Balonne Rivers.

"Communities should be prepared for flood impact and are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings on the bureau's website and the BOM WEsther app and follow the advice of emergency services.