The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has warned of severe thunderstorms blowing in from the west. The storms are predicted to hit the Brisbane CBD late morning on Thursday.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises moving your car under cover or away from trees, securing loose outdoor items and seeking shelter indoors. It also advises you to avoid using telephones. And beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

BoM forecaster Adam Woods said that while large hail isn’t likely, damaging winds of approximately 90 kilometres an hour are predicted.

“The rainfall totals that we’ve seen so far [out west] are 10 to 20 millimetres. We’re not forecasting flash flooding with these storms, mainly just wind. We’re not expecting large hail, either.

“Keep an eye on the radar and try to avoid being caught out in the storm, and look out for the warnings we issue. There might be others throughout the afternoon.”

For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. Follow BoM updates here.

The storms will push off the coast in the afternoon with normal conditions predicted for tomorrow.