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Severe to dangerous thunderstorms likely across south-east and parts of central Queensland


Current as of 11:00am AEST on Wednesday 9 March 2022

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that severe to very dangerous thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and locally heavy rainfall are likely across south-east and parts of central Queensland on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

With catchments across south-east Queensland saturated, creeks and streams will respond very quickly to heavy, short duration rainfall associated with any thunderstorm activity. Major flood warnings remain in place across inland areas in the south of the state including the lower Moonie, Condamine and Balonne Rivers.

A fresh and gusty south-easterly wind change is forecast to spread through south-east Queensland tonight bringing the potential for severe thunderstorms to move into Queensland on Thursday.

Severe to extreme heatwave conditions are expected to continue across northern and central Queensland over the coming days, easing towards the end of the week.

Communities are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings on the Bureau's website and the BOM Weather app and to follow the advice of emergency services.

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