Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Noosa and parts of Somerset, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 3:03 pm Friday, 22 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area southwest of Noosa Heads, Eumundi, Somerset Dam and the NSW border. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Kilcoy, the area west of Noosa Heads and the area northwest of Noosa Heads by 3:30 pm and Noosa Heads, waters off Noosa Heads and the area north of Noosa Heads by 4:00 pm.

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

101mm was recorded in 1 hour at Luggage Point (Brisbane Airport) to 11:18am.

A weak tornado was observed at Brisbane Airport earlier this morning.

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.