Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast District.

Issued at 1:36 pm Thursday, 14 October 2021.

Severe thunderstorms are developing across SE Queensland

Weather Situation: An active trough extends north into southeast Queensland from a cold front along the east coast. The trough will combine with a strong winds associated with an upper trough leading to the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Hervey Bay, Gayndah, Maryborough, Gin Gin, Rainbow Beach and Tiaro.

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.