Warnings issued as south-east braces for severe storms

UPDATE @ 2.15PM | A fresh severe storm warning has been issued for parts of Logan and the northern Gold Coast with a large storm cell rapidly approaching.

The BOM says very dangerous thunderstorms are tracking near Beenleigh and Logan City.

These storms are expected to impact South Stradbroke Island and waters off South Stradbroke by 2.35pm.


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According to BOM, damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

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.

Image: BOM

 

EARLIER @ 12.15PM | The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe storm warning for several parts of the south-east with activity building up across the region.

Severe storms have been detected on the radar near Gatton and are tracking towards the south-east.

This band of storms is expected to impact parts of Logan and the Scenic Rim as well as parts of Brisbane and the Lockyer Valley.

The Bureau is warning that large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

Image: BOM

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.

A more general severe storm warning is in place for the rest of the south-east, including the Gold Coast.

Most of the south-east is expected to be impacted by storm activity this afternoon from the Capricornia to the New South Wales border and west to the Granite Belt.

The BOM will issue a more detailed warning if storm cells do develop in those areas.

Image: BOM

 

EARLIER @ 11.10AM | The Gold Coast is facing more storm action today with the Bureau of Meteorology warning today’s storms are likely to be severe.

Forecasters say today’s storms could bring damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain.

It follows a decent dumping of rain across the city on Saturday with most of the Gold Coast recording between 20 and 30 millimetres of rain.

Steiglitz posted 33 millimetres while Worongary and Currumbin Creek both recorded 32 millimetres.

The Gold Coast Seaway only recorded 19 millimetres while 20 millimetres fell at Coolangatta.

The BOM says today’s showers and storms are likely to hit the city anytime from late morning.

It is predicting between 25 and 35 millimetres of rain to fall today.

Storm activity is set to continue across the Gold Coast for the next few of days.

The Bureau is forecasting possible morning storms on Monday and the likelihood of afternoon or evening storms on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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