Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Scenic Rim and parts of Ipswich, Gympie, Somerset, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 4:29 pm Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Jimna, Cunninghams Gap and Border Ranges National Park. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Moogerah Dam, Aratula and Borumba Dam by 4:55 pm and Boonah, the area southwest of Gympie and the ranges between Gympie and Murgon by 5:25 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.