Intense storms headed for Brisbane; damaging wind, hail, heavy rain likely

UPDATE 5PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning for people in parts of the Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

The bureau warns that, at 4:55pm, severe storms were producing damaging winds and large hailstones near Ipswich and the area south of Esk.

The storms are moving towards the north and are forecast to affect Esk, the area southwest of Esk and the area west of Esk by 5:25pm and Strathpine, the area northwest of Esk and Lake Somerset by 5:55pm.


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At 4pm, 2-3cm hail was reported at Marburg. At 4:22pm, Gatton recorded a wind gust of 88km/h.

UPDATE 4:10PM | A SEVERE thunderstorm making its way towards Brisbane has unleashed large hailstones over Marburg.

At 4:05pm, a cluster of severe storms were located near Lowood, Fernvale, Rosevale and Marburg.

The Bureau of Meteorology says they are now forecast to affect Hatton Vale, Lake Manchester and Mount Nebo by 4:35pm and Ipswich, Upper Brookfield and Highvale by 5:05pm.

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely. At 4pm, 2-3cm hail was reported at Marburg.

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EARLIER: SEVERE storms are threatening to bring damaging wind, flash flooding and large hailstones to Brisbane.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the cells, which are currently located near Marburg, Lowood, Hatton Vale and Rosevale.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns these storms are moving towards the northeast and are forecast to affect Amberley, Fernvale and the area south of Amberley by 4:05pm and Ipswich, Mount Nebo and southern Lake Wivenhoe by 4:35pm.

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

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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.

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