Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:28 pm Thursday, 11 October 2018.

Weather Situation: A very dangerous thunderstorm southeast of Murgon is expected to continue its northeast track towards Gympie. Another very dangerous thunderstorm northeast of Chinchilla is expected to continue intensifying as it moves towards Proston and Biggenden. Very large hail is expected within the core of these cells.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in the Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs districts. Locations which may be affected include Dalby, Monto, Bundaberg, Goondiwindi, Miles, Moonie, Taroom and Tara.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds and very large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Kingaroy, Hervey Bay, Cherbourg, Gayndah, Maryborough, Rainbow Beach and Tiaro.

Tennis ball size hail (up to 7cm) was reported at Kumbia around midday.

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.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.