UPDATE @ 1.35 PM | A severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds on the Gold Coast has now been cancelled.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued the initial warning around 1.00pm on Saturday but have since confirmed severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area.
“The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed,” BOM said.
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The weather bureau is continuing to monitor the situation and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
EARLIER @ 1.00 PM | A severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds has just been issued for people in parts of the the Gold Coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology says severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the mouth of the Logan River around 1.00pm.
“These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and they are forecast to affect Russell Island by 1:30 pm,” BOM warned.
The weather bureau says damaging winds are likely.
#Severe thunderstorms affecting #GoldCoast & #Redlands passed right over the #MtStapylton radar, giving us a great view of their guts – despite the cone of silence. Severe Thunderstorm Warning is current: https://t.co/FBmpsInT9o
Radar images: https://t.co/CocrScN4dU 📡 #QldStorm pic.twitter.com/KnKlTv6gSf
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) August 15, 2020
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.