Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 8:34 am Tuesday, 2 February 2021.

Convergent zone causing heavy activity from Bribie Island to Brisbane City

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:30 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beachmere, Bribie Island and Scarborough. These thunderstorms are moving towards the south. They are forecast to affect Redcliffe and Brighton by 9:00 am and Strathpine, Narangba and Burpengary by 9:30 am.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

65mm has been recorded within 1 hour at Banksia Beach (Bribie Island) to 8:30am

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.