Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central West and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:30 pm Friday, 12 October 2018.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Clermont, Blackwater, Moranbah, Hughenden, Springsure, St Lawrence, Sarina, Pentland, Collinsville, Eungella and Carnarvon National Park.

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.