Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie, Somerset and Sunshine Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 4:27 pm Sunday, 27 October 2019.

Weather Situation:
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area west of Conondale. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Mapleton, Kenilworth and the area northwest of Mapleton by 5:00 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are possible.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.