Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Southeast Coast and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:29 pm Friday, 15 March 2019.

Severe thunderstorm outbreak across the southeast quarter of the state

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are expected to become more extensive this afternoon and evening. Currently, the primary risks are damaging wind gusts and large hail, however this will transition to heavy rain later this afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Roma, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Beaudesert, Gatton, Jimboomba, Laidley, Lowood and Nanango.

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.