Storms kick up well west of Gold Coast

THE Gold Coast could see a storm or two this evening as activity ramps up out west.

A number of active cells were detected around 140km inland of the Gold Coast on Friday afternoon, slowly moving east. 

Large hailstones around 2-3 centimetres in diameter were been recorded near Allora, 150km west of the city, around 4pm.


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The weather bureau has forecast showers and thunderstorms to extend into the southeast corner of the state later this evening. 

The top picture shows the area covered by a Severe Thunderstorm Warning earlier on Friday afternoon. 

This warning has since been cancelled.

For tips on being ready this storm season visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/getready

For official, up-to-date Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, visit the Bureau of Meteorology.

4.39PM: CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Southeast Queensland. 

NOTE: All thunderstorms generally produce lightning, and many produce gusty winds, brief heavy showers and hail. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will only be issued if the storms are expected to produce any of the following:

  • Damaging wind gusts (90 km/h or more)
  • Large hail (2cm diameter or more)
  • Very heavy rainfall (conducive to flash flooding)
  • Tornadoes

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