Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Southern Downs Council Area.

Issued at 4:50 pm Tuesday, 18 January 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Pikedale. These thunderstorms are slow moving. They are forecast to affect the area southwest of Warwick by 5:10 pm and the area between Stanthorpe and Warwick by 5:40 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

Pikes Creek recorded 37mm in 30 minutes to 4:45pm.

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.