Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie, Somerset, South Burnett, Sunshine Coast and Noosa Council Areas.

Issued at 4:11 pm Sunday, 3 December 2017.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:10 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the ranges between Gympie and Murgon. These thunderstorms are slow moving. They are forecast to affect the area southwest of Gympie and Elgin Vale by 4:40 pm and the area between Nanango and Goomeri and the Amamoor Range northwest of Kenilworth by 5:10 pm.

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.
* 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.