Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Gold Coast, Redland City and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 4:07 pm Monday, 20 January 2020.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Wacol, Archerfield, Woodridge and Mount Tamborine. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast. They are forecast to affect Beenleigh, Logan City and Nerang by 4:30 pm and Coolangatta, mouth of the Logan River and Mount Cotton by 5:00 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.