More storm warnings for the Lockyer and Brisbane Valleys
HERE we go again, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued another storm warning for south-east Queensland including the Lockyer and Brisbane Valleys.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Oakey, the area west of Toogoolawah and the area south of the NSW border. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect the area north of Toowoomba by 2:05 pm and the area west of Kilcoy, Highfields and Hampton by 2:35 pm.
Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding 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.
* 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 the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Maranoa and Warrego districts.