Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 1:44 pm Thursday, 23 December 2021.

Slow moving thunderstorms are producing heavy rainfall in the Springbrook area.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Springbrook and the area south of Canungra. These thunderstorms are slow moving. They are forecast to affect Numinbah Valley and Little Nerang Dam by 2:00 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

Numinbah in northeast NSW recorded 58mm in an hour to 1:30pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.