Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Gympie, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, South Burnett, Lockyer Valley, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 4:02 pm Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area northeast of Warwick, Allora, Moore and the area east of Nanango. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Kilcoy, the area west of Kilcoy and Cunninghams Gap by 4:30 pm and Jimna, Aratula and Mount Kilcoy by 5:00 pm.

Large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

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.