Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Brisbane City and parts of Ipswich, Somerset, Redland City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 11:24 am Sunday, 24 December 2023.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 11:15 am, a VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy, locally intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding was detected near Fernvale and southern Lake Wivenhoe. This thunderstorm is moving towards the east. It is forecast to affect Strathpine, Narangba and Dayboro by 11:45 am and Redcliffe, Beachmere and Bribie Island by 12:15 pm.

Another severe thunderstorm likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding was detected near Upper Brookfield and Mount Nebo. This thunderstorm is moving towards the east. It is forecast to affect Brisbane CBD, Sandgate and Brighton by 11:45 am and Cleveland, Amity Point and southern Moreton Island by 12:15 pm.

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.