Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:11 pm Wednesday, 8 December 2021.
Severe thunderstorms are continuing across southeast Queensland

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are maturing in a moist and unstable northeasterly flow over southeast Queensland. A trough over inland districts is also leading to thunderstorm development near the New South Wales border this afternoon.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.
Locations which may be affected include Maroochydore, Gympie, St George, Noosa Heads, Cooroy and Nambour.

Bromelton Dam has recorded 61mm in 1hr to 1:55pm.

Beaudesert has recorded 67mm in 1hr to 2pm.

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.