Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Redland City and parts of Logan, Gold Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 11:33 pm Saturday, 23 December 2023.

Severe thunderstorms are moving through Brisbane.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 11:30 pm, severe thunderstorms likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were detected near Beenleigh, Logan Central and Samford. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Cleveland, Strathpine and Lake Samsonvale by 11:45 pm and Brighton, Kallangur and Narangba by 12:00 am.

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:
* 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.