Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Sunshine Coast Council Area.

Issued at 8:50 pm Tuesday, 26 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:10 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Landsborough. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Maroochydore by 8:40 pm and waters off Maroochydore by 9:10 pm.

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