Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:13 pm Saturday, 31 October 2020.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:10 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Amberley, Rosewood and Grandchester. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Bundamba Lagoon, Greenbank and Redbank Plains by 1:40 pm and Hope Island, Jimboomba and South Stradbroke Island by 2:10 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Gatton and Crows Nest. They are forecast to affect Laidley, the area southwest of Esk and Hatton Vale by 1:40 pm and the area south of Esk and the area west of Esk by 2:10 pm.

Damaging, locally destructive winds and large, possibly giant hailstones are likely.

Golf ball size hail was observed in Gatton and Adare around 12:30pm

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.