A severe storm warning has been issued for south-east Queensland.
Damaging winds and large hailstones are predicted.
The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that people should take action by moving their car away from trees and seeking shelter.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:45 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area northwest of Toowoomba, Rathdowney and Maroon Dam. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north to northeast. They are forecast to affect Boonah, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert, the area north of Toowoomba and Highfields by 4:15 pm and Beaudesert, Harrisville, Peak Crossing and Bundamba Lagoon by 4:45 pm. Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: * Move your car under cover or away from trees. * Secure loose outdoor items. * 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.
- Queensland Police Statement