Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 4:59 pm Wednesday, 27 December 2023.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:55 pm, severe thunderstorms likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones were detected near Mount Barney and Rathdowney.
These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Border Ranges National Park by 5:25 pm and the McPherson Range and Lamington National Park by 5:55 pm.

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.