Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Cherbourg and parts of Gympie, Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, South Burnett, Gold Coast, Redland City, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 5:38 pm Thursday, 21 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall continue over the southeast, including Brisbane.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:30 pm, severe thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were detected near Samford, Lake Somerset, Logan Village, the area north of Kingaroy and the area north of Nanango. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Brisbane CBD, Logan Central and Kilcoy by 6:00 pm and Beenleigh, Strathpine and Jimna by 6:30 pm.

48..0 mm was recorded in 30 minutes to 5:18 pm at Moggill.

59.0 mm was recorded in 30 minutes to 3:44 pm at Mt Petersen.

69.0 mm was recorded in 1 hour to 3:29 pm at Boonah

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.