Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay and parts of Somerset, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 3:52 pm Friday, 15 March 2019.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beaudesert, the area south of Toowoomba, Mount Nebo, Jondaryan and the area east of Dalby. They are forecast to affect Laidley, Gatton and Caboolture by 4:20 pm and Strathpine, Beerburrum and Mount Beerwah by 4:50 pm.

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

Mulgowie has recorded 62mm in 30 minutes.

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.