Update @ 5.00pm: The severe thunderstorm warning has been cancelled for the Gold Coast, after the system moved out to sea.
Residents in Burleigh, Miami and Coolangatta copped the brunt of the cell, which tracked over from the hinterland to the ocean, over the southern Gold Coast.
There were reports of fallen trees and traffic light faults during the brief storm.
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In photos sent to myGC, a fallen tree had crushed a car on Casua Drive in Burleigh, closing the road and delaying traffic.
We could see more storms throughout the week, following sweltering temperatures during the days.
Earlier @ 3.30pm: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Gold Coast, after the region sweltered through a mini heatwave earlier today.
Gold Coasters are being warned of large hail stones and damaging winds this afternoon, as one of three large cells moves north over the hinterland towards Coolangatta.
Residents on the southern Gold Coast are already reporting heavy rain and lightning in areas around Burleigh, Miami and Coolangatta.
The Bureau of Meteorology said that while large hailstones have been observed, damaging winds will be the main threat.
Locals are being advised to keep an eye on the radar throughout the afternoon.
Another sever system is hitting further north.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is advising motorists to be careful while driving in rough weather.
“Motorists should exercise appropriate caution, including the possibility of postponing non-essential travel,” its warning reads.
“Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it!”
⚠️ #QldStorm WARNING update – severe ⛈ cells near Coolangatta and north of Noosa Heads are likely producing damaging winds and large hail. Miami and Double Island Point respectively are in the path of these storms. Take care! pic.twitter.com/uoadArVFt1
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) March 11, 2019