UPDATE @ 6PM: Severe storms continue to sweep across the Gold Coast with more areas of the city being impacted.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Tweed Heads(NSW), Kooralbyn and Numinbah Valley.
They are forecast to affect Coolangatta, Beaudesert and Southport by 6:10 pm and Aratula, Mount Tamborine and Coomera by 6:40 pm.
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Large, possibly giant hailstones and damaging winds are likely.
EARLIER @ 5.15PM: Large storms have started developing across the southeast with the region bracing for some wild weather over the next few hours.
A severe storm warning has been issued for the Gold Coast with a number of dangerous cells moving quickly from the west.
Parts of the Hinterland are being impacted while radar images show areas on the southern Gold Coast and the Tweed in the firing line.
Another severe storm is tracking towards the Logan area.
The Bureau has warned that damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.
BOM is also warning that storms are likely to continue for several hours.
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