Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 4:01 pm Thursday, 27 February 2020.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar. Thunderstorms are moving towards the north. They are forecast to affect northern Lake Wivenhoe by 4:30 pm and Grandchester and Somerset Dam by 5:00 pm.

Damaging winds, 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 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.