Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Ipswich and parts of Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Redland City, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 5:52 am Thursday, 3 March 2022.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:50 am, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Gatton and Mulgowie. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Laidley, Hatton Vale and Marburg by 6:20 am and Ipswich, Lowood and Fernvale by 6:50 am.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Caboolture, Beachmere, Aratula, the area west of Conondale, southern Moreton Island and the area between Inglewood and Millmerran. They are forecast to affect Bribie Island, Maleny and Conondale by 6:20 am and the area between Boonah and Beaudesert, Montville and Palmwoods by 6:50 am.

Large, possibly giant hailstones, intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding and damaging winds are likely.

Cooyar (near Nanango) recorded 44mm in 30 minutes to 4:45am
Maroon Dam recorded 39mm in 15 minutes to 3:15am.
Woodford recorded 66mm in 30 minutes to 3am.
Giant hail around 5 to 6cm was recorded just west of Inglewood around 12:10am.
Giant hail around 5cm was recorded at Windera around 7:30 - 8pm.
A 93 km/h wind gust was recorded at Dalby 7:15 pm.

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.