Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie and Noosa Council Areas.

Issued at 5:26 pm Thursday, 21 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:20 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar. Thunderstorms are moving towards the north. They are forecast to affect Gympie, the area southeast of Gympie and Pomona by 5:50 pm and the area east of Gympie and Kin Kin by 6:20 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, large hailstones and damaging winds are likely.

63mm recorded at Waterford Alert recorded in the 1hr to 130pm.

56mm recorded at Caboolture recorded in 30min to 230pm.

78mm recorded at Beachmere in the 1hr to 245pm.

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.