Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Gold Coast and parts of Logan, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Lockyer Valley, Redland City and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 5:52 pm Saturday, 30 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:40 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Brisbane Airport, Nudgee and Manly. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect southern waters of Moreton Bay and Mud Island by 6:10 pm and southern Moreton Island, Tangalooma and northern Moreton Island by 6:40 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Tweed Heads(NSW), Kooralbyn and Numinbah Valley. They are forecast to affect Coolangatta, Beaudesert and Southport by 6:10 pm and Aratula, Mount Tamborine and Coomera by 6:40 pm.

Large, possibly giant hailstones and damaging winds are likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.