Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich, Logan, Gold Coast and parts of Somerset, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Redland City and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 1:42 am Sunday, 16 January 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are moving northeastwards from the southern border ranges.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:25 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Harrisville, Peak Crossing and Springbrook. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north to northeast. They are forecast to affect Ipswich, Coolangatta and Rosewood by 1:55 am and Beenleigh, Logan City and Gatton by 2:25 am.

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.