Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Logan and Scenic Rim Council Areas.

Issued at 4:29 pm Tuesday, 10 October 2017.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar north of Rathdowney near Laravale and Kooralbyn. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north. They are forecast to affect the area between Boonah and Beaudesert by 5:00 pm and Beaudesert by 5:30 pm.

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