Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich, Logan and parts of Gympie, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Redland City, Noosa and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 6:04 pm Thursday, 9 December 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beaudesert, Marburg, Lamington National Park and Peak Crossing. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Ipswich, the area south of Gympie and Amamoor by 6:30 pm and Brisbane CBD, Beenleigh and Logan City by 7:00 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.