Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Scenic Rim, Southern Downs and South Burnett Council Areas.

Issued at 2:01 pm Thursday, 18 November 2021.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Bell. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Oakington by 2:25 pm and Cunninghams Gap and the area south of Cunninghams Gap by 2:55 pm.

Damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

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.