Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich and parts of Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Gold Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 2:58 pm Friday, 15 March 2019.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:55 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Mulgowie, Grandchester, Rathdowney and Rosevale. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Laidley, Kooralbyn and Rosewood by 3:25 pm and Ipswich, Beaudesert and Gatton by 3:55 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Lake Samsonvale, Dayboro, Kincora and Mount Nebo. They are forecast to affect Pittsworth, Fernvale and Samford by 3:30 pm and Strathpine, the area south of Toowoomba and the area southwest of Toowoomba by 4:00 pm.

Damaging, locally destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large, possibly giant hailstones 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.