Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Southern Downs and Toowoomba Council Areas.

Issued at 5:33 pm Sunday, 31 December 2023.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:30 pm, a severe thunderstorm likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones was detected near the area northwest of Warwick and the area north of Warwick. This thunderstorm is slow moving. It is forecast to affect Allora by 6:00 pm and Warwick and the area west of Warwick by 6:30 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.