Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:44 pm Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Thunderstorms are slowly intensifying over inland parts of southeastern Queensland as they move eastwards.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorm activity is continuing to increase over inland parts of the Southeast Coast district, and a broken line of storms developing further west near a surface trough over the central Darling Downs and central highlands. Moderate to strong instability and favourable wind flow aloft should lead to increasing chances of severe storms during the afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Beaudesert, Stanthorpe, Gatton, Jimboomba, Laidley, Lowood and Nanango.

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.