Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Southern Downs, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 1:44 am Thursday, 3 March 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:40 am, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area west of Warwick. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Warwick and the area south of Warwick by 2:10 am and the area southeast of Warwick, the area east of Warwick and the area northeast of Warwick by 2:40 am.
Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Toogoolawah. They are forecast to affect Kilcoy, the area west of Kilcoy and Mount Kilcoy by 2:10 am and Woodford, Mount Beerwah and Peachester by 2:40 am.

Damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

A 93 km/h wind gust was recorded at Dalby 7:15 pm.
Giant hail around 5cm was recorded at Windera around 7:30 - 8pm.

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.