Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:52 pm Saturday, 23 December 2023.


The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 10:20 pm, a VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM likely to produce destructive winds and giant hailstones was detected near Hatton Vale and Lowood. This thunderstorm is moving towards the east. It is forecast to affect Lake Manchester and Fernvale by 10:50 pm and Mount Nebo, Highvale and Samford by 11:20 pm.

Another severe thunderstorm likely to produce destructive winds, giant hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding was detected near Boonah and Rosewood. This thunderstorm is moving towards the east. It is forecast to affect Ipswich, Beaudesert and the area between Boonah and Beaudesert by 10:50 pm and Greenbank, Wacol and Archerfield by 11:20 pm.

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

7cm (Giant) hail observed at Flagstone Creek this evening.

10cm (Giant) hail observed in Gatton this evening.

Emergency services advise people to:
* If you have children make sure they are with you or an adult you trust.
* Pack away, secure or tie down outdoor furniture, toys and trampolines if it s safe to do so.
* Stay away from windows if there is giant hail.
* 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.