Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Sunshine Coast and Noosa Council Areas.

Issued at 2:43 pm Friday, 22 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Esk, Yandina and Mapleton. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north. They are forecast to affect the area southwest of Noosa Heads, Toogoolawah and Eumundi by 3:10 pm and Kilcoy, the area northwest of Noosa Heads and Pomona by 3:40 pm.

Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

101mm was recorded in 1 hour at Luggage Point (Brisbane Airport) to 11:18am.

A weak tornado was observed at Brisbane Airport earlier this morning.

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.