Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Gold Coast, Noosa and parts of Gympie, Logan and Scenic Rim Council Areas.

Issued at 4:00 pm Sunday, 6 March 2022.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND GIANT HAIL POSSIBLE IN A VERY DANGEROUS STORM APPROACHING BEAUDESERT

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:50 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beaudesert and the area south of Canungra. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Canungra, Mount Tamborine and Tamborine by 4:20 pm and Coolangatta, Coomera and Hope Island by 4:50 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area southeast of Gympie and Pomona. They are forecast to affect the area northwest of Noosa Heads, the area north of Noosa Heads and the area east of Gympie by 4:20 pm.

Damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant 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.