Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 4:40 pm Saturday, 23 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Ellangowan, southern Lake Wivenhoe and the area southwest of Warwick. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast to southeast. They are forecast to affect Stanthorpe, the area northwest of Warwick and Allora by 5:10 pm and Warwick, the area northeast of Warwick and the area north of Warwick by 5:40 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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