Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Sunshine Coast Council Area.

Issued at 1:49 pm Saturday, 16 November 2019.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:50 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar. Thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Maroochydore by 2:20 pm and waters off Maroochydore by 2:50 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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 2:50 pm.