Storm warning for SEQ: Damaging wind, heavy rain, large hail ‘likely’

UPDATE 5:20PM | RESIDENTS on the southern Gold Coast are bracing for wild weather, with the bureau of meteorology warning of large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rain.

The bureau warns that, at 5:15pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Mudgeeraba, Numinbah Valley and Ballina in northern NSW.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Coolangatta and Miami by 5:45 pm.


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Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

SOURCE: http://www.bom.gov.au/

SOURCE: http://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.
  • 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.

UPDATE 4:25PM | The Bureau of Meteorology has updated their Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Gold Coast.

The bureau warns that, at 4:25pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area south of Canungra and Lamington National Park.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east-southeast and are forecast to affect Numinbah Valley and Little Nerang Dam by 4:55pm.

The BOM says damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

SOURCE: http://www.bom.gov.au/

SOURCE: http://www.bom.gov.au/

FIRST: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds, heavy rain and large hailstones has been issued for people in parts of the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast council areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:25pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Mount Barney and Maroon Dam.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast and are forecast to affect Border Ranges National Park and Rathdowney by 3:55pm.

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

SOURCE: http://www.bom.gov.au/

SOURCE: http://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.
  • 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.

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