Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and parts of Logan, Somerset, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 7:49 pm Monday, 25 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms across the southeast.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:45 pm, severe thunderstorms likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were detected near Gatton, Crows Nest, Kooralbyn and the area north of Warwick. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Beaudesert, Laidley and the area northwest of Esk by 8:15 pm and Ipswich, Boonah and Esk by 8:45 pm.

102 km/k wind gust recorded at Wellcamp at 7:01 pm.

96 km/h wind gust recorded at Oakey at 6:52pm.

93 km/h wind gust recorded at Dalby at 6:31pm.

93 km/h wind gust recorded at Toowoomba at 7:06pm.

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.