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LATEST | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for destructive winds and large hailstones for people in parts of the 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.

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:30 pm.

LATEST | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for destructive winds and large hailstones for people in parts of Gympie, Somerset, Western Downs and South Burnett Council Areas.

A very dangerous thunderstorm northeast of Kingaroy is expected to continue its northeast track towards Gympie. Another developing thunderstorm northeast of Chinchilla is also expected to intensify further as it moves towards Cherboug and Gayndah. Very large hail is expected within the core of these cells.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:00 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area northeast of Kingaroy, the area north of Nanango and the area between Nanango and Goomeri.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect the ranges between Gympie and Murgon, Elgin Vale, the area northwest of Jimna and the area east of Murgon by 1:30 pm and Gympie, the area southwest of Gympie, the area south of Gympie and the area northwest of Gympie by 2:00 pm.

Destructive winds and large hailstones are likely.

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 2:00 pm.

EARLIER | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for destructive winds and large hailstones is curernt for people in Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

 A very dangerous thunderstorm northeast of Kingaroy is expected to continue its northeast track towards Gympie.

Another developing thunderstorm northeast of Chinchilla is also expected to intensify further as it moves towards Cherboug and Gayndah. 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, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.

Locations which may be affected include Dalby, Maroochydore, Kingaroy, Noosa Heads, Hervey Bay, Cherbourg, Nanango and Rainbow Beach.

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, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.

Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Cherbourg, Gayndah, Maryborough, Nanango, Rainbow Beach, Tiaro and areas northeast of Chinchilla.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Maranoa and Warrego district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 3:55 pm.

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