Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Western Downs and Toowoomba Council Areas.

Issued at 4:57 pm Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area east of Dalby, the area northeast of Dalby and Mount Barney. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Pikedale and Border Ranges National Park by 5:25 pm and Mt Mowbullan and Bell by 5:55 pm.
Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.
Dalby recorded an 85 km/h wind gust and 48mm in 1 hour.

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.