Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:42 pm Thursday, 9 December 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Laidley, Hatton Vale and the Amamoor Range northwest of Kenilworth. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Ipswich, Marburg and Kandanga by 6:10 pm and Archerfield, Lake Manchester and Upper Brookfield by 6:40 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.