Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 5:04 pm Thursday, 3 March 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Mount Beerwah, Mount Kilcoy and Beerburrum. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect the area southwest of Caloundra, Peachester and Crohamhurst by 5:30 pm and Caloundra, waters off Bribie Island and Landsborough by 6:00 pm.

Damaging winds, large hailstones 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.