Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 9:05 pm Saturday, 23 December 2023.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 9:00 pm, a severe thunderstorm likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding was detected near Cambooya. This thunderstorm is moving towards the east. It is forecast to affect the area south of Toowoomba and the area south of Helidon by 9:30 pm and Aratula, Rosevale and Mulgowie by 10:00 pm.

37mm was recorded in 30 minutes at Upper Bracker Creek to 7:04PM

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.