Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Southern Downs, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 12:54 pm Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 12:50 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area east of Dalby, Bowenville and the area west of Toowoomba. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast. They are forecast to affect the area west of Kingaroy, Pittsworth and Jondaryan by 1:20 pm and Toowoomba, the area northwest of Toowoomba and the area south of Kingaroy by 1:50 pm.

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