Severe thunderstorm warning issued for SE Coast

UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for people in the Logan, Gold Coast and parts of the Ipswich and Scenic Rim Council Areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Coolangatta, Beaudesert, Harrisville and Kooralbyn.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Tamborine, Coomera and Bundamba Lagoon by 5:25 pm and Logan Village, Greenbank and Redbank Plains by 5:55 pm.


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Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding 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.
* 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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EARLIER: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for people in parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that the severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Coolangatta, Stanthorpe and Boonah.

PHOTO: BOM

PHOTO: BOM

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 6:05 pm.

PHOTO: BOM

PHOTO: BOM

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