Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Cherbourg and parts of Gympie, Somerset, South Burnett, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Moreton Bay and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 7:11 pm Thursday, 21 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall continue to the north of Brisbane.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:00 pm, severe thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were detected near Caboolture, the area northeast of Kingaroy, the Amamoor Range northwest of Kenilworth and Deception Bay waters. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect the area southwest of Gympie, Kandanga and Amamoor by 7:30 pm and the area south of Gympie, the ranges between Gympie and Murgon and Pomona by 8:00 pm.

61.0 mm was recorded in 1 hour to 5:50 pm at Wacol.

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.