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 2:59 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 with giant hail, destructive wind gusts and intense rainfall 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, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Mulgowie has recorded 62mm 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.