Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:54 pm Monday, 25 October 2021.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER SOUTHEAST QLD

Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are developing along a surface trough extending through the Wide Bay and Burnett district.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Noosa Heads, Cooroy, Imbil, Nambour and Rainbow Beach.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Rockhampton, Miriam Vale and Mount Morgan.

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.