9PM: THE weather bureau advises severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area.
The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging wind and large hailstones has since been cancelled.
Hail up to 2cm in diametre was reported at Allora – 130km west of the Gold Coast – just after 8pm.
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The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
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8PM: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging wind and large hailstones has been issued for parts of the Darling Downs, Granite Belt, and Southeast Coast.
At 7.45pm, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a detailed warning for parts of Ipswich, Toowoomba, the Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, and Lockyer Valley after severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Felton.
These storms are moving towards the northeast and are forecast to affect Cambooya, Tipton and the area west of Toowoomba by 8:15pm and Rosevale, the area south of Helidon and the area northwest of Oakey by 8:45pm.
Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.
The Bureau warns that further storms with damaging winds and large hailstones are likely to develop in the warning area over the next several hours.
Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Oakey, Pittsworth and Jondaryan.
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.