Thunderstorms forecast for hinterland

Severe to very dangerous thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and locally heavy rainfall are likely across the Sunshine Coast into Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning that catchments across south-east Queensland are saturated and creeks and streams will respond quickly to heavy, short duration rainfall associated with any thunderstorm activity. 

A south-easterly wind change is forecast to spread through south-east Queensland into tonight and this will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms to move into central Queensland on Thursday.