Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and parts of Gympie, Logan, Somerset, Southern Downs, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Gold Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 5:07 pm Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Aratula, Elgin Vale, Rathdowney and the NSW border. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Boonah, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and the area northeast of Kingaroy by 5:25 pm and Beaudesert, Laidley and Gatton by 5:55 pm.

Large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

51mm in the 60 minutes to 5pm at Maroon Dam.

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.