Thunderstorm Warnings Cancelled for Sunday January 15

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND

for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of the Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 8:54 pm Sunday, 15 January 2017.

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 Ipswich, Laidley, Gatton, the area south of Esk, Lowood and Fernvale.

91mm in Harding street alert in 1 hour to 8:20pm.
53mm in Collingwood park in 30 minutes to 7:40pm.
58mm in Chandler in 30 minutes to 4:25pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* 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 9:55 pm.

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

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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