Large hailstones, damaging winds expected

A thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Burnett area.

Damaging winds and large hailstorms can be expected across parts of central and southeast Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Toowoomba, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Caboolture, Gatton and Nanango.

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.