Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie, Scenic Rim and Noosa Council Areas.

Issued at 5:20 pm Friday, 22 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:50 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area south of Gympie, the area southeast of Gympie and Toolara Forest. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Gympie, the area east of Gympie and the area northeast of Gympie by 5:20 pm and the area north of Gympie by 5:50 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the NSW border and the area south of the NSW border. They are forecast to affect Mount Barney and Rathdowney by 5:20 pm and the area between Boonah and Beaudesert, Maroon Dam and Kooralbyn by 5:50 pm.

Damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant 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.