Storms are building across the Burnett regions, bringing heavy rain and potentially hail.
Storms are building across the Burnett regions, bringing heavy rain and potentially hail.

ROLLING COVERAGE: Supercells bear down on the Burnett

UPDATE 1.45pm: The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area northwest of Toowoomba, the area south of Kingaroy, the area north of Nanango and Linville.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast.

They are forecast to affect the area north of Toowoomba, Nanango and Elgin Vale by 2:00 pm and the ranges between Gympie and Murgon, Crows Nest and Jimna by 2:30 pm.

Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* 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 2:35 pm.

EARLIER: THE skies have gone dark across much of the Burnett, with several large storms already impacting the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology issues a severe thunderstorm warning at 12.30pm today for the region, warning of damaging winds, hailstones and heavy rainfall.

Yesterday Bureau of Meteorology's James Thompson said "showers and thunderstorms remain a good chance over the next three days for eastern Queensland, with significant thunderstorms over the coming few days".

Radar is showing several large cells moving across the region, with more likely this afternoon.

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