Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Gympie, Somerset, Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 4:50 pm Thursday, 9 December 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:50 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Grantham and Helidon. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Laidley, Gatton and Grandchester by 5:20 pm and Marburg, Imbil and Kandanga by 5:50 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones 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.