Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Lockyer Valley and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 1:00 pm Sunday, 6 March 2022.
Severe thunderstorms have developed across southeast Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 12:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area west of Esk and the area northwest of Esk. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Esk, the area northeast of Warwick and northern Lake Wivenhoe by 1:25 pm and Cunninghams Gap, southern Lake Wivenhoe and the D'Aguilar Ranges by 1:55 pm.

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.