Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:39 pm Thursday, 21 October 2021.

Threat of severe thunderstorms has extended north to around Gympie.

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 Gympie, Ipswich, Gatton, Laidley, Lowood and Nambour.

63mm recorded at Waterford Alert recorded in the 1hr to 1:30pm.

56mm recorded at Caboolture recorded in 30min to 2:30pm.

78mm recorded at Beachmere in the 1hr to 2:45pm.

Golf ball size hail was observed between Caboolture and Redcliff earlier this afternoon.

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.