UPDATE 5.25PM | The severe thunderstorm warning for southeast Queensland has been cancelled.
The Bureau of Meteorology says “the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed”.
The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
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EARLIER: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging wind and large hail has been issued for parts of the Scenic Rim in southeast Queensland.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that at 4:35pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Lamington National Park and the area south of Canungra.
These thunderstorms are moving slowly towards the north. Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.
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
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