Severe thunderstorm warning issued for the Gold Coast

LATEST @ 4.20 PM | Severe thunderstorms are tracking closer towards the Gold Coast, with Southport in the firing line for 5pm.

The Bureau of Meteorology said severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area southwest of Caloundra, Dunwich and Jacobs Well around 3.55pm.

They are forecast to affect Caloundra and waters off Caloundra by 4:25 pm and Southport and Cape Moreton by 4:55 pm.


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Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

EARLIER @ 3.30 PM | A detailed severe thunderstorm warning has now been issued for the Gold Coast, with residents being warned to brace for damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall.

The Bureau of Meteorology said severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Brisbane CBD, Camp Hill, Manly, and Rathdowney around 3.20pm on Saturday.

The thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast and are forecast to affect Beenleigh, Brisbane Airport, Nudgee and Mud Island by 3:50 pm.

They’re then predicted to hit Jacobs Well, Amity Point, Rathdowney, southern Moreton Island and central Moreton Bay waters off Redcliffe by 4:20pm.

Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

EARLIER @ 2.00 PM | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Gold Coast, with storms beginning to develop over South East Queensland this afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Caboolture, Ipswich and Moreton Island.

Cleveland, Jimboomba, Mount Tamborine and Redcliffe are also in the firing line.

A more detailed severe thunderstorm warning is also in place for people in parts of Ipswich, Logan, Redland City and Brisbane City Council Areas.

“These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Sunnybank Hills, Wacol and Archerfield by 2:40 pm and Brisbane CBD, Camp Hill, Manly and Wynnum by 3:10 pm,” BOM warned.

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.

For life threatening emergencies phone Triple Zero000

Phone 132 500 for SES Storm and Flood Emergency assistance. Queensland Health 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Queensland Traffic and Travel information 13 19 40.

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