Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Sunshine Coast and Noosa Council Areas.

Issued at 4:01 pm Saturday, 16 November 2019.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Maroochydore and Caloundra. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Maroochydore, the area south of Noosa Heads by 4:25 pm and Noosa Heads, waters off Noosa Heads and the area north of Noosa Heads by 4:55 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 5:05 pm.