Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Ipswich, Gympie, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 4:20 pm Thursday, 9 December 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:20 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area southwest of Toowoomba, Cambooya, Maryvale and the area north of Nanango. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect the area south of Toowoomba, Mulgowie and Elgin Vale by 4:50 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.