Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Southeast Coast and parts of Gulf Country and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:55 pm Thursday, 21 October 2021.

Severe thunderstorms developing about northwest and southeast Queensland.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Gulf Country district.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Southeast Coast and parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Ipswich, Laidley and Lowood.

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.