Severe storms fire up in southeast Qld

UPDATE at 10:45 PM | A SEVERE thunderstorm lashed parts of the northern Gold Coast on Thursday night, bringing with it strong winds and torrential rainfall.

The storm slammed into Pacific Pines, Oxenford and Helensvale just before 9pm before converging with several other cells above Coomera, Jacobs Well, Santa Barbara, and Hope Island.

Coomera copped 36mm of rain, while 22mm fell at Oxenford. Monterey Keys at Helensvale recorded 20mm.


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The Bureau of Meteorology updated its severe thunderstorm warning at 10:09 pm, advising the storm’s core had moved offshore.

The bureau says while the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued as necessary.

A more general storm warning remains current for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast District.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast in southeast Queensland again on Friday.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

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UPDATE at 8:50 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning.

It advises that, at 8:40 pm, severe storms were active near Beaudesert, Lake Boondooma and Rosevale.

While these storms are no longer considered to be ‘very dangerous’, they are moving towards the north to northeast and are forecast to affect Laidley, Proston and Hatton Vale by 9:15 pm and Beenleigh, Logan City and Gatton by 9:45 pm.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely. Rainfall could be locally intense at times.

At 8:23pm, the bureau warned the storms near Beaudesert were forecast to affect Canungra, Mount Tamborine and Jimboomba by 8:40pm, and Coomera, Logan Village and Greenbank by 9:10pm.

Melissa Nicole Lester said the storm was intense as it tore through Canungra.

“We are getting hammered in Canungra! Best storm in a long time!” she said on Facebook.

Michelle Roderick is in Beaudesert and said the storm has caused flooding in the town.

“I’m in Beaudesert we just got hit with the brunt of it,” she said on Facebook.

“Hail, wind, thunder, lightning, the works – it’s even flooding in town.”

At the time of writing, severe storms were active near Oxenford, Pacific Pines and Helensvale.

A more general storm warning remains in place for the Gold Coast, with the weather bureau warning storms could still bring damaging winds, heavy rain and hail to the city over the next ‘several hours’.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast in southeast Queensland again on Friday.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

UPDATE at 8:35 PM | LIGHTNING is lighting up the Gold Coast as a cluster of severe storms edges closer towards to the city.

The Bureau of Meteorology updated its severe thunderstorm warning at 8:23 pm, advising that ‘very dangerous’ storms were active near Beaudesert.

These storms are moving towards the northeast and are forecast to affect Canungra, Mount Tamborine and Jimboomba by 8:40 pm and Coomera, Logan Village and Greenbank by 9:10 pm.

Issued at 8:23 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

The weather bureau warns damaging winds, heavy rain that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

More than 40mm of rain fell at Nindooinbah, southeast of Beaudesert in just 15 minutes.

Other severe storms are active northwest of Cunninghams Gap and are forecast to affect Rosevale by 8:45 pm and Laidley, Rosewood and Marburg by 9:15 pm.

Weather radar at 8:30 PM | Source: Weatherzone

A more general storm warning remains in place for the Gold Coast, with the weather bureau warning storms could still bring damaging winds, heavy rain and hail to the city over the next ‘several hours’.

At the time of writing, severe storms were active 20km west of the Gold Coast.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast in southeast Queensland again on Friday.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

UPDATE AT 7:35 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning.

It advises that, at 7:30 pm, severe storms were active near Kooralbyn, and Moogerah and Maroon Dams.

These storms are forecast to affect Boonah and Laravale by 8:05 pm and Beaudesert, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and Canungra by 8:35 pm.

Issued at 7:30 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

The weather bureau warns damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Other ‘very dangerous’ thunderstorms have developed near Maryvale.

These are moving towards the northeast and southeast and are forecast to affect Cunninghams Gap by 8:00 pm and Aratula and Rosevale by 8:30 pm.

A more general storm warning remains in place for the Gold Coast.

The weather bureau warns storms could bring damaging winds, heavy rain and hail to the city over the next ‘several hours’.

At the time of writing, severe storms were active 30km west of the Gold Coast.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast in southeast Queensland again on Friday.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

UPDATE at 7:25 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning, advising storms are now forecast to bypass the Gold Coast city.

The warning, updated at 7:20 pm, advises storms were active east of Warwick, Moogerah and Rathdowney.

These storms are moving towards the northeast and southeast and are now forecast to affect Boonah, Cunninghams Gap and Moogerah Dam by 7:55 pm and Beaudesert, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and Aratula by 8:25 pm.

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Earlier, the Bureau of Meteorology warned the storm was likely to affect Canungra by 8:15pm.

Issued at 7:20 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

A general storm warning remains in place for the Gold Coast.

The weather bureau warns storms could bring damaging winds, heavy rain and hail to the city over the next ‘several hours’.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast in southeast Queensland again on Friday.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

UPDATE at 7:15 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning, advising storms are now forecast to affect Canungra.

The warning, updated at 7:10pm, advises severe storms are active east of Warwick, Maroon Dam and Rathdowney.

These storms are moving towards the northeast to southeast and are forecast to affect Boonah, the area southeast of Warwick and Kooralbyn by 7:45 pm and Beaudesert, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and Canungra by 8:15 pm.

The weather bureau warns damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast in southeast Queensland again on Friday.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

Issued at 7:10 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

UPDATE at 6:45 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology warns severe thunderstorms are now forecast to affect Springbrook by 7:45pm.

The bureau updated its warning at 6:35 pm, advising severe storms were active radar near Maroon Dam, Goomeri, Rathdowney and Mount Barney.

These storms are moving towards the northeast and are now forecast to affect Border Ranges National Park, the McPherson Range and Kilkivan by 7:15 pm and Springbrook, Laravale and Kooralbyn by 7:45 pm.

The weather bureau warns damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones will be likely.

Issued at 6:43 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

A general storm warning remains current for the Gold Coast, with the bureau warning storms could bring heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail to the city over the next ‘several hours’.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast in southeast Queensland again on Friday.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

UPDATE at 6:20 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning for southeast Queensland.

It warns at 6:10pm, severe storms were active near Jimna, Goomeri, Border Ranges National Park and Killarney.

These storms are moving towards the east to northeast and are forecast to affect southwest of Gympie, the ranges between Gympie and Murgon and Kilkivan by 6:45 pm and south of Gympie, northwest of Gympie and Amamoor by 7:15 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely, with locally destructive winds possible across the southern border ranges, the weather bureau warns.

‘Very dangerous’ storms are no longer occurring in southeast Queensland.

A general warning remains in place for the Gold Coast, with the bureau advising storms could bring damaging winds, heavy rain and hail to the city over the next ‘several hours’.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

Issued at 6:14 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

FIRST at 5:50 PM | A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Gold Coast, with very dangerous thunderstorms detected near the New South Wales border.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns severe storms could bring damaging to locally destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and giant hailstones to parts of the Gold Coast over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Laidley and Mount Tamborine.

At 5.30pm, very dangerous storms were detected near Kyogle in NSW, the area south of the NSW border and the NSW border.

These storms are moving towards the east to northeast and are forecast to affect Border Ranges National Park and Rathdowney by 6:00 pm and the McPherson Range, Springbrook and Laravale by 6:30 pm.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns giant hail, destructive winds and heavy rainfall are possible.

Issued at 5:34 pm | Source: bom.gov.au

At the time of writing, the ‘very dangerous’ storms were located about 52km southwest of the Gold Coast.

Other severe storms have been detected near the area northeast of Kingaroy, Lake Boondooma and the NSW border.

They are forecast to affect Proston, Jimna and Cherbourg by 6:05 pm and the ranges between Gympie and Murgon, Borumba Dam and Goomeri by 6:35 pm.

Damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall are likely with these storms.

The weather bureau warns further severe storms with damaging winds, heavy rain and large hail will be likely in southeast Queensland again on Friday.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Move your car under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure loose outdoor items.
  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
  • 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.

To stay up to date with the latest warnings throughout the night, click here.

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