Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Cherbourg and parts of Gympie, Somerset, South Burnett and Sunshine Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 2:05 pm Sunday, 6 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms have developed across southeast Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Wondai and Cherbourg. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.

They are forecast to affect the area northeast of Kingaroy, Jimna and Murgon by 2:30 pm and the ranges between Gympie and Murgon, Conondale and Goomeri by 3:00 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.