Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:34 pm Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Boonah, Beaudesert, Laidley, Gatton and Elgin Vale. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Ipswich, Coolangatta and the ranges between Gympie and Murgon by 6:00 pm and Brisbane CBD, Beenleigh, Logan City and Esk by 6:30 pm.

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

51mm in the 60 minutes to 5pm at Maroon Dam.

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.