Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Gold Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 5:54 pm Thursday, 30 September 2021.

Very Dangerous Storm detected near Kingaroy

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:50 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area north of Kingaroy. These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Kingaroy, the area south of Kingaroy and Nanango by 6:20 pm and Blackbutt, Linville and Yarraman by 6:50 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Hope Island, South Stradbroke Island and Southport. They are forecast to affect Miami, waters off Tweed Heads and waters off South Stradbroke Island by 6:20 pm.

Damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

2cm hail observed at Chapel Hill around 4:35pm

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.