Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Gold Coast and parts of Logan, Scenic Rim and Redland City Council Areas.

Issued at 9:28 pm Monday, 25 December 2023.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 9:20 pm, a VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding was detected near Jacobs Well and mouth of the Logan River. This thunderstorm is moving towards the east. It is forecast to affect Coolangatta, Russell Island and waters off South Stradbroke Island by 9:50 pm.

102 km/k wind gust recorded at Wellcamp at 7:01 pm.
96 km/h wind gust recorded at Oakey at 6:52pm.
93 km/h wind gust recorded at Dalby at 6:31pm.
93 km/h wind gust recorded at Toowoomba at 7:06pm.
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.