Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Southern Downs Council Area.

Issued at 5:35 pm Thursday, 24 March 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area east of Warwick and the area northeast of Warwick. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast to southeast. They are forecast to affect Killarney and Maryvale by 6:00 pm.

Damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

125 mm of rainfall recorded in the 1 hr 30 min to 515 pm at Bromfleet Alert.

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.