Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:58 pm Sunday, 27 October 2019.

Weather Situation:
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar. Thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Montville, Nambour and Mapleton by 5:30 pm and Imbil, Kandanga and the Amamoor Range northwest of Kenilworth by 6:00 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.
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.