Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich and parts of Logan, Scenic Rim and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 8:18 pm Friday, 19 January 2024.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:15 pm, a VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM likely to produce heavy, locally intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding was detected near Harrisville. This thunderstorm is moving towards the northeast. It is forecast to affect Peak Crossing and the area south of Amberley by 8:45 pm and Ipswich, Amberley and Rosewood by 9:15 pm.

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.