Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Gympie, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Moreton Bay Council Areas.
Issued at 3:23 pm Friday, 22 October 2021.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:15 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north to northeast. Severe thunderstorms are forecast to affect Kilcoy, the area west of Kilcoy and Mount Kilcoy by 3:45 pm and Conondale, Kenilworth and the area west of Conondale by 4:15 pm.
Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area southwest of Noosa Heads, the area west of Noosa Heads and the NSW border. They are forecast to affect waters off Noosa Heads, the area northwest of Noosa Heads and the area north of Noosa Heads by 3:45 pm and Springbrook and Lake Cooloola by 4:15 pm.
Damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.
101mm was recorded in 1 hour at Luggage Point (Brisbane Airport) to 11:18am.
A weak tornado was observed at Brisbane Airport earlier this morning.
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.