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Update 10pm: The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed

UPDATE at 10.00pm:  Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe). The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

For updates overnight please visit the BOM Queensland Warnings page on their website.  The next warning is due to be issued by 10:55 pm.

BOM Screenshot - 10.05pm, 29-01-20165


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UPDATE AT 9.05pm: The Bureau of Meteorology has updated their Severe Weather Warning for the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast City areas, warning that at 9:05 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Numinbah Valley and Canungra.  These thunderstorms are still moving towards the east.  They are forecast to affect Tallebudgera, Mudgeeraba and Nerang by 9:35 pm and Coolangatta, Miami and Southport by 10:05 pm.

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

BOM Screenshot - 9.05pm, 29-01-2016

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.

The next warning from the Bureau is due to be issued by 10.00pm (direct link).

EARLIER:  At 8.20pm tonight the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for people in parts of the Scenic Rim.

They warn that severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Laravale, Kooralbyn and Rathdowney.  These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.

They are forecast to affect Beaudesert, Numinbah Valley and Canungra by 8:50 pm and Mudgeeraba, Nerang and Mount Tamborine by 9:20 pm.

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

BOM Radar Screenshot - 8.20pm, 29-01-2016

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.

The next warning from the Bureau is due to be issued by 9:15 pm (direct link).