Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 7:29 pm Thursday, 5 May 2022.

Heavy rainfall with storms developing in the South East Coast District

Weather Situation:
Thunderstorms are developing in a moist and unstable airmass east of a surface trough. Thunderstorm activity with areas of heavy rainfall is expected. Storms in the warning area are currently slowly moving to the east over the next hours, but more thunderstorms are expected to move in from north west over night and will be monitored for heavy rainfall.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Ipswich, Beaudesert, Boonah, Gatton, Jimboomba and Laidley.

Tenthill Alert recorded 27 mm in 15 minutes to 18:23

Grandchester Alert recorded 40 mm in 30 minutes to 19:15

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.