JUST IN | Severe storm warning cancelled for SE Qld

UPDATE 10:38AM | The Bureau of Meteorology has just cancelled that Severe Thunderstorm Warning for south east Queensland with a majority of those heavy falls shifting offshore.

See the latest here:

Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office


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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING – SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND

Issued at 10:35 am Saturday, 26 November 2016.

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.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

EARLIER 10:10AM | The Gold Coast has been left off the latest Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

But heavy rainfall is still pounding Brisbane and surrounding areas.

The latest warning is here:

IDQ20038
Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING – SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of the
Redland City and
Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 9:51 am Saturday, 26 November 2016.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Manly, Wynnum and southern waters of Moreton Bay.

133mm of rain has fallen at Ransome
117mm of rain has fallen at Mt Cotton West in the two hours to 8:45am
80mm of rain fell in an hour at Mt Cotton West to 7:50am

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 is due to be issued by 10:55 am.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

EARLIER 8:16AM | The Gold Coast has now been included in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

There is heavy rain falling just south of Coomera and also further north at Logan, where traffic is slowing on the M1.

The latest warning is below:

IDQ20038
Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING – SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of the Logan, Gold Coast, Redland City, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 7:50 am Saturday, 26 November 2016.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:45 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar. They are forecast to affect Brighton by 8:15 am and Sandgate by 8:45 am.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

80mm in an hour has fallen at Mt Cotton West to 7:50am

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 is due to be issued by 8:50 am.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

EARLIER 6:59AM | A severe storm warning has been issued for parts of the south east.

Heavy rain is pounding Brisbane and surrounds on Saturday morning – threatening to cause flash flooding.

Thunderstorms are also tipped to reach the Gold Coast during the day.

The warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology at 6:56AM is as follows:

IDQ20038
Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING – SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of the
Redland City,
Brisbane City and
Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 6:55 am Saturday, 26 November 2016.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:00 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Brisbane Airport and Nudgee. These thunderstorms are slow moving. They are forecast to affect Boondall, Sandgate and Brighton by 7:30 am.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.
80 mm of rainfall fell in the hour to 6am at Ransome, near Manly.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 is due to be issued by 7:55 am.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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