Storms cut power to close to 10,000 in SE Qld

UPDATE 5:50PM | Close to 10,000 homes and businesses have in the south east during the wild weather according to Energex.

A majority of those outages are at Logan and on the Sunshine Coast.

Golfball sized chunks of ice landed in Boonah earlier – while less severe storms continue to move through.


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EARLIER 3:40PM | The Bureau of Meteorology have downgraded their warning from ‘Very Dangerous’ to ‘Severe’ as the menacing thunderstorm marches through Brisbane.

The latest warning covers Brisbane City and parts of Ipswich, Logan, Redland City and Moreton Bay, with severe storms detected near Logan City, Woodridge, Sunnybank Hills, Archerfield and Camp Hill.

These storms are moving towards the north and are forecast to affect Brisbane CBD, Strathpine, Mud Island, Boondall, Sandgate and Brighton by 4:05pm and Redcliffe, Tangalooma, northern Moreton Bay, Deception Bay waters, Beachmere and Bribie Island by 4:35pm.

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

Further development is possible across the southeast this afternoon.

The bureau says severe storms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Boonah, Beenleigh and Caboolture.

UPDATE 3:10 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning to include Logan, Redland City, Brisbane City and parts of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, Gold Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

The bureau warns that, at 2:55pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beaudesert and Jimboomba.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the north-to-northeast and are forecast to affect Beenleigh, Logan City, Woodridge, Sunnybank Hills, Wacol and Archerfield by 3:25pm and Brisbane CBD, Cleveland, Wynnum, Enoggera, Brisbane Airport and Nudgee by 3:55pm.

The bureau warns damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and very large hailstones are likely.

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 2:30PM | “Very dangerous” thunderstorms have been detected on weather radar near Boonah and Kooralbyn in the Scenic Rim.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:25pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Boonah and Kooralbyn.

They are moving towards the north and are forecast to affect the area between Boonah and Beaudesert by 2:55pm and Peak Crossing, Bundamba Lagoon, Greenbank and Redbank Plains by 3:25pm.

Damaging winds and very large hailstones are likely.

UPDATE 1:59PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated their severe thunderstorm warning to include the Gold Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:00pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Maroon Dam.

They are moving towards the north-to-northeast and are forecast to affect Numinbah Valley, Little Nerang Dam, Kooralbyn and Moogerah Dam by 2:30pm and Boonah, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and Mudgeeraba by 3:00pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

EARLIER | A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Scenic Rim as thunderstorms fire up in southeast Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:05pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Urbenville in NSW and the area south of the NSW border.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast and they are forecast to affect Mount Barney, Rathdowney and Maroon Dam by 2:05pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

A smaller, less intense storm has been detected on radar over Springbrook and Natural Bridge in the Gold Coast hinterland.

This cell is lightning active and is moving in a general northeasterly direction towards the coast.

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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