Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Cherbourg and parts of Gympie and South Burnett Council Areas.

Issued at 6:47 pm Sunday, 16 January 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Kingaroy and the area south of Kingaroy. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north. They are forecast to affect the area north of Kingaroy by 6:55 pm and the area northeast of Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon and Cherbourg by 7:10 pm.

Large hailstones, damaging winds 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.