Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie Council Area.

Issued at 9:06 am Friday, 15 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 9:00 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area south of Biggenden. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect the area north of Kilkivan by 9:30 am and the area northwest of Gympie, the area north of Gympie and Mount Kanighan by 10:00 am.

Damaging winds, large 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.