Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South Burnett, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 2:39 pm Thursday, 18 November 2021.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area southwest of Toowoomba and the area west of Toowoomba. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Toowoomba, the area northwest of Toowoomba and the area west of Kingaroy by 3:05 pm and the area south of Toowoomba, the area north of Toowoomba and the area northwest of Kingaroy by 3:35 pm.

Damaging winds 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.