UPDATE @ 9.00AM | A severe storm warning for the Gold Coast has now been cancelled with rain easing across the city.
But we’re being warned things are likely to fire up again later this afternoon with the possibility of supercell storms.
The Hinterland copped the worst of this morning’s drenching with Upper Springbrook recording 95 millimetres of rain in the 24 hours to 9am, with 79 millimetres of that falling since 6pm last night.
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Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Livio Regano says more action is expected across the southeast this afternoon, and it’s likely to be even more intense.
“There’s a pretty good chance of getting some severe cells this afternoon with some large or even giant hail,” Mr Regano said.
“No warnings at this stage but just keep abreast of the warnings as they do come out.”
EARLIER by Rebecca Dakin | A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Gold Coast as cells move across the southeast.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns an upper trough is crossing southern Queensland which could produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours.
Locations that may be affected include Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Dalby, Ipswich, Coolangatta, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba.
Loudoun Bridge, southwest of Dalby, recorded 51mm in the 60 minutes to 3:00am.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 7:00 am.