Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Gympie, Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 7:28 pm Thursday, 18 January 2024.


The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:15 pm, a VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding was detected near the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and Peak Crossing. This thunderstorm is moving towards the northeast. It is forecast to affect Bundamba Lagoon by 7:45 pm and Jimboomba and Greenbank by 8:15 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were detected near the area west of Kilcoy, Linville and Kooralbyn. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Beaudesert, Kilcoy and Jimna by 7:45 pm and Conondale, Kenilworth and Borumba Dam by 8:15 pm.

Spicers Peak recorded 77mm in the 1 hour to 6:34pm

Eskdale recorded 46m in the 30 minutes to 6:07pm

Toohills Crossing recorded 59mm in the 30 minutes to 7:09pm

Tarome recorded 54mm in the 30 minutes to 7:05pm

Emergency services advise people to:
* If you have children make sure they are with you or an adult you trust.
* 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