The Bureau of Meteorology has just released a severe thunder storm warnings in QLD.

Areas that might be affected include: Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Boonah, Beenleigh and Caboolture.

With large hailstones and damaging winds likely, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are advising people to:

* 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.

Keep up to date with the latest storm warnings on the radio or at www.bom.gov.au. And, make sure you stay safe on your drive home this afternoon.

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