Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:03 pm Saturday, 19 October 2019.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Capricornia district. Locations which may be affected include Biloela, Baralaba, Theodore and Moura.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett district. Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Maryborough, Murgon, Gayndah, Biggenden, Rainbow Beach and Tiaro.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.