Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie and South Burnett Council Areas.

Issued at 2:26 pm Wednesday, 17 November 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:20 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the ranges between Gympie and Murgon and Lake Boondooma. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Proston and Kilkivan by 2:50 pm and the area northwest of Gympie, the area north of Lake Boondooma and the area northeast of Lake Boondooma by 3:20 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.