Storm warning issued for SE Qld: Damaging wind, large hail likely

3:20PM | The Bureau of Meteorology has updated their severe thunderstorm warning for southeast Queensland.

The bureau warns severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Dalby, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Kingaroy and Caboolture.


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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.

3:00PM | The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beenleigh, Logan City and the D’Aguilar Ranges.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Cleveland, Strathpine and Lake Samsonvale by 3:30pm and Brisbane Airport, Nudgee and Mud Island by 4:00pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely. A more general warning remains in place for the Gold Coast – see 1:56pm update below.

2:06PM | The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:00pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Boonah, the area northwest of Cunninghams Gap and the area northwest of Toowoomba.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast and are forecast to affect Beaudesert and Laidley by 2:30pm and Ipswich and Beenleigh by 3:00pm.

The weather bureau says damaging winds and large hailstones are likely. A more general warning remains in place for the Gold Coast – see below.

SOURCE: www.bom.gov.au

SOURCE: www.bom.gov.au

1:56pm | A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hailstones has been issued for the Gold Coast.

The warning, issued at 1:56pm, also covers people in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns 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 Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands and Stanthorpe.

A wind gust of 85 kilometres per hour was recorded at Oakey around 1:50pm.

SOURCE: www.bom.gov.au

SOURCE: www.bom.gov.au

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.

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