Storms on the way in south east Qld

THERE'S a severe thunderstorm for damaging wind, heavy rainfall and large hailstones warning for people in parts of the Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane and Moreton Bay Council Areas.   

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:05 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Mount Nebo, Highvale and the D'Aguilar Ranges.  

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Dayboro by 4:20 pm and Lake Samsonvale, Mount Mee and Wamuran by 4:35 pm.  

58mm of rainfall was recorded at Goomburra in the hour to 12:30pm.  

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: 

* Move your car under cover or away from trees. 

* Secure loose outdoor items. 

* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters. 

* 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.  

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Northwest, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.


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