Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Gympie, Somerset, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Sunshine Coast and Noosa Council Areas.

Issued at 9:00 am Friday, 25 February 2022.

Slow-moving thunderstorms may bring intense rainfall rates over periods of 1-2 hours.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:55 am, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Gatton, the area southeast of Gympie and the area south of Gympie. These thunderstorms are slow moving. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Toowoomba, Pomona and Kenilworth by 9:25 am and the area east of Gympie, Borumba Dam and Kin Kin by 9:55 am.

Intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is likely.

Cooran recorded 133mm in 2 hours to 6:15am.

Pomona (Hill St) recorded 106mm in the 1 hour to 7:30am.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.