Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich and parts of Logan, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 8:55 pm Wednesday, 11 December 2019.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:50 pm, a severe thunderstorm was detected on the weather radar near Cunninghams Gap and Oakington. This thunderstorm is moving towards the northeast. It is forecast to affect Aratula and Rosevale by 9:20 pm and Boonah and Rosewood by 9:50 pm.

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding 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.
* 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.