Storm clouds over Gatton at lunchtime.
Storm clouds over Gatton at lunchtime. Derek Barry

Storm warning for Lockyer Valley

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for South East Queensland including the Lockyer Valley and parts of Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs and Toowoomba.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Laidley, Gatton and Toowoomba. 

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

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: 
* 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. 


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