Severe thunderstorm warning issued for SE Qld

UPDATE @ 3.40pm: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hailstones has been issued for Southeast Queensland.

Locations which may be affected include the Redland City, Brisbane City and parts of Ipswich, Logan, Somerset, Gold Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology says that, at 3:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Logan Village and Lake Manchester.


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The thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast.

They are forecast to affect Beenleigh, Logan City and Enoggera Reservoir by 3:55 pm and Brisbane CBD, Cleveland and Boondall by 4:25 pm.

An 83km/h wind gust was reported at Gatton at 2:10pm.

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.

To stay up-to-date with the latest weather warnings, click here.

EARLIER @ 2.15pm: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hailstones has been issued for Southeast Queensland.

Locations which may be affected include the Ipswich, Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology says that, at 2:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Gatton and Rosevale.

The thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Harrisville and Peak Crossing by 2:30pm and Jimboomba, Bundamba Lagoon and Lowood by 3:00pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southeast Coast and parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

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.

To stay up-to-date with the latest weather warnings, click here.

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.