Storms forecast to bring an end to a hot and humid day on the Gold Coast

UPDATE 8:00 PM | THE Gold Coast has officially been removed from the official severe thunderstorm warning.

Severe thunderstorms were still evident on weather radar near Cleveland, Macleay Island, Victoria Point, Ormiston, Mount Nebo and Highvale at 7.50pm. They’re producing damaging winds.

They are forecast to affect Dunwich, Peel Island, the D’Aguilar Ranges, Lake Samsonvale, southern parts of North Stradbroke Island and northern parts of North Stradbroke Island by 8:20 pm and Point Lookout, Kallangur, Narangba, Dayboro, Burpengary and waters off North Stradbroke Island by 8:50 pm.


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UPDATE 7:15 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has removed the risk of large hailstones from its latest warning.

The bureau warns that, at 7:00pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Mudgeeraba, Greenbank and Little Nerang Dam. These storms are no longer producing large hail.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast and are now forecast to affect Coolangatta, Logan City and Dayboro by 7:30pm and Cleveland, Narangba and Burpengary by 8:00pm. Damaging winds are likely.

UPDATE 6:50 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast.

The bureau warns severe storms in the Numinbah Valley are now forecast to hit Coolangatta by 7:15pm. Damaging winds and large hailstones are possible.

Other severe storms are forecast to hit Archerfield and Beerburrum by 7:15pm and Beeleigh, Logan City and Caloundra by 7;45pm. Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

6:50pm Severe Thunderstorm Warning | Source: bom.gov.au

UPDATE 6:17 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology now warns severe thunderstorms are forecast to hit the Numinbah Valley and the area south of Canungra by 6:45pm, and Tallebudgera and Coolangatta by 7:15pm.

6:15pm Severe Thunderstorm Warning | Source: bom.gov.au

The bureau warns wind gusts stronger than 90km/h and hailstones larger than 2cm wide are likely.

UPDATE 6:10 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology warns a severe thunderstorm is expected to hit southern areas of the Gold Coast within the next 60 minutes.

The bureau warns severe thunderstorms detected near Laravale at 6:05pm are forecast to affect the area south of Canungra by 6:35pm and Tallebudgera, Miami and Mudgeeraba by 7:05pm.

Wind gusts stronger than 90km/h and hailstones larger than 2cm wide are likely.

5:55pm Severe Thunderstorm Warning | Source: bom.gov.au

The weather bureau warns further severe thunderstorms may develop over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Moreton Bay and islands, Noosa 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.

UPDATE 5:45 PM | A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hailstones has been issued for southeast Queensland.

The warning is current for people in Moreton Bay and parts of Logan, Scenic Rim, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts. See map below.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Boonah, Lake Samsonvale and Upper Brookfield.

5:40pm severe thunderstorm warning | Source: bom.gov.au

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast and are forecast to affect Beaudesert, Strathpine and the area between Boonah and Beaudesert by 6:10 pm and Redcliffe, Caboolture and Bribie Island by 6:40 pm.

The bureau warns damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

5:40pm Weather Radar | Source: weatherzone.com.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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FIRST AT 3:30 PM | THUNDERSTORMS are beginning to build west of the ranges following a hot and humid day on the Gold Coast.

The mercury maxed out at 28.3 degrees at the Gold Coast Seaway at midday, coupled with 81 percent humidity.

The Bureau of Meteorology says thunderstorms are likely to develop on the Darling Downs, west of the Great Dividing Range, before pushing eastwards towards the Coast.

The mountains usually act as a natural ‘storm dome’, shielding the city from any destructive storms that form on the other side of the hinterland.

But the bureau says today’s storms will have “reasonable potential” to reach the Gold Coast.

“A slow-moving surface trough lies over the western Darling Downs and is combining with an upper trough to produce showers and storms over central and southeastern districts,” the Bureau said in its state forecast on Sunday.

The Bureau said this will result in a “medium to high chance” of showers and gusty storms over the “southern central interior and southeast inland where some storms will also possibly be severe”.

“There is a reasonable potential for this severe activity to also reach the southern coast,” the Bureau said.

All thunderstorms generally produce lightning, and many produce gusty winds, bursts of heavy rain and hail.

A severe thunderstorm warning will only be issued if storms are producing, or forecast to produce wind gusts stronger than 90km/h, hail larger than 2cm wide, heavy rain leading to flash flooding or tornadoes.

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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.