Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie, Scenic Rim, South Burnett and Gold Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 6:43 pm Thursday, 14 March 2019.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Maroon Dam, Goomeri, Rathdowney and Mount Barney. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Border Ranges National Park, the McPherson Range and Kilkivan by 7:15 pm and Springbrook, Laravale and Kooralbyn by 7:45 pm.

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

52mm of rain at Blackbutt in 30 minutes.

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.