Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:23 pm Monday, 18 January 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:20 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Boonah, Esk, the area south of Esk, the area southwest of Esk, the area west of Esk and the area northwest of Esk. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Beaudesert, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert, Fernvale, southern Lake Wivenhoe, northern Lake Wivenhoe and Toogoolawah by 4:50 pm and Ipswich, Amberley, Lake Manchester, Mount Nebo, the D'Aguilar Ranges and Somerset Dam by 5:20 pm.

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

53mm was recorded at Palen Creek in 1 hour to 3:15pm

47mm was recorded at Mulgowie in 30 minutes to 3:35pm

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.