Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 2:38 am Sunday, 16 January 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are moving northeastwards from the southern border ranges.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:30 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area south of Esk and the area southwest of Esk. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north. They are forecast to affect Esk, the area west of Esk and Crows Nest by 3:00 am and the area northwest of Esk, Haden and northern Lake Wivenhoe by 3:30 am.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.