Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 4:22 pm Saturday, 20 January 2024.

Isolated heavy thunderstorms.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:20 pm, severe thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were detected. They are forecast to affect the area northwest of Cunninghams Gap by 4:50 pm and the area west of Toowoomba by 5:20 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.