Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of SE Qld

Update @ 5:05pm: A severe thunderstorm warning for damaging wind and large hailstones has been issued for people in parts of the Somerset, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:50 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Kilcoy and the area west of Kilcoy. These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast. They are forecast to affect Woodford by 5:05 pm and Lake Somerset by 5:20 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.


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The storm approaching Brisbane CBD has now weakened.

Hail up to 5cm reported from the Ipswich area around 3pm.

BOM radar at 4:45pm:

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts.

Earlier @ 4.00pm: A severe thunderstorm warning for large hail and damaging winds has been issued for parts of Southeast Queensland.

People in the Ipswich, Somerset, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas are currently in the firing line.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the “severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.”

Locations which may be affected include Esk, Kilcoy, the area south of Esk and the area west of Kilcoy.

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Ipswich has already copped the storm in full force with large hailstones plummeting down in the area.

More than 1300 homes and businesses have also lost power.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:25 pm.

EARLIER @ 3.30pm: A severe thunderstorm warning for large hail and damaging winds has been issued for parts of Southeast Queensland.

People in the Brisbane City and parts of the Ipswich, Logan, Somerset and Moreton Bay Council Areas are currently in the firing line.

The Bureau of Meteorology says that at 3:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Redbank Plains and Wacol.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Sunnybank Hills and Archerfield by 3:50 pm and Brisbane CBD, Slacks Creek, Tingalpa Reservoir and Camp Hill by 4:05 pm.

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Ipswich has already copped the storm in full force with large hailstones plummeting down in the area.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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 4:05 pm.

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