Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of southeast Qld

A wide severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of southeast Queensland.

At around 10.30am, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning for parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

It warns severe thunderstorms are beginning to develop and are expected to become stronger and more extensive later this afternoon.


“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours,” the warning said.

It will remain in place for areas around Maroochydore, Gympie, Caboolture, Nanango, Rainbow Beach and Redcliffe.

Severe storms have been detected on the weather radar moving towards the southeast. They are forecast to affect the ranges south of Jimna and the area northwest of Jimna by 11:20 am and Jimna and Mount Kilcoy by 11:50 am.

The Gold Coast has not been included in the current warning.

The next warning is due to be issued by 1:40 pm.