Severe thunderstorms heading for south-east Queensland

SEVERE thunderstorms have passed over the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions although an alert remains in place for south-east Queensland.

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

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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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 3:15 pm.

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