Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:46 am Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

Severe thunderstorms are quickly becoming more extensive across Southeast Queensland.

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are developing and expected to become stronger and more extensive later this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Toowoomba, Dalby, Maroochydore, Gympie, Kingaroy and Rainbow Beach.

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.