Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 3:33 pm Tuesday, 21 January 2020.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Laravale, southern Lake Wivenhoe and the D'Aguilar Ranges. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Mount Nebo, Highvale, Samford, Dayboro, Mount Mee and Woodford by 4:00 pm and Brisbane CBD, Caboolture, Aspley, Albany Creek, Wamuran and Mount Beerwah by 4:30 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.