Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:48 am Sunday, 24 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms are moving across southeast Queensland.

Weather Situation: An upper trough is moving over southeast Queensland and is causing thunderstorm activity in a moist and unstable airmass.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Gatton, Oakey and Jimboomba.

Emergency services advise people to:
* Park your car undercover away from trees.
* Close doors and windows.
* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks.
* Charge mobile phones and power banks in case the power goes out.
* Put your pets somewhere safe and make sure they can be identified in case they get lost.
* Do not drive now unless you have to because conditions are dangerous.
* Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.
* Go inside a strong building now. Stay inside until the storm has passed.