Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Brisbane City, Moreton Bay and parts of Ipswich, Logan, Somerset, Gold Coast and Redland City Council Areas.

Issued at 4:56 pm Monday, 18 January 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:45 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Ipswich, Esk, southern Lake Wivenhoe, northern Lake Wivenhoe, Somerset Dam and Toogoolawah. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Brisbane CBD, Logan City, the area west of Kilcoy, the D'Aguilar Ranges, Dayboro and Lake Somerset by 5:15 pm and Beenleigh, Cleveland, Strathpine, Kilcoy, Woodford and Mount Kilcoy by 5:45 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

67mm was recorded at Foxley in 1 hour to 4:20pm

60mm was recorded at Harpers Crossing (SW of Boonah) in 1 hour to 4:25pm

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.