Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich and parts of Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 6:11 pm Saturday, 23 October 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:05 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Grandchester. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast. They are forecast to affect Gatton, Rosewood and Helidon by 6:35 pm and Ipswich, Lowood and Fernvale by 7:05 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.