Severe storms fire up in southeast Queensland

3.40PM: THE Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled its severe thunderstorm warning, however, says the situation will be monitored closely and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area, the weather bureau said at 3.33pm.

“The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.”


Further thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening.

3PM: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hailstones has been issued for people in parts of southeast Queensland.

The current warning includes people in parts of Brisbane, Redland City and Moreton Bay.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:55pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Brisbane CBD and Enoggera.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Wynnum, Brisbane Airport and Nudgee by 3:25pm and Cleveland, southern waters of Moreton Bay and Mud Island by 3:55pm.

The weather bureau warns damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

Meanwhile, people on the Gold Coast are being told to stay alert with the weather bureau warning a “gusty thunderstorm” could still hit the city later this afternoon.

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.