Showers likely ahead of southerly change

2.50PM: A WEAK storm which developed over Springbrook an hour ago has weakened on its approach towards Mudgeeraba.

The cell is now delivering a light shower as it tracks northeast off the coast.

Further showers are likely ahead of a southerly change which is forecast to move up the coast later this afternoon or evening.


The change in wind direction will bring with it partly cloudy conditions, the chance of a few showers and mild daytime temperatures of around 23-24C for the weekend.

2.20PM: A NON-severe thunderstorm has been detected on the weather radar.

At this stage, it is forecast to affect Mudgeeraba by 2:50pm.

South Brisbane Storms – a group of experienced storm chasers based in southeast Queensland – predicted showers later today, along with the “slight chance” of a storm ahead of a southerly wind change.

This morning, the Weather Bureau forecast “some showers developing in the far southeast of the state during the afternoon and evening”.

NOTE: All thunderstorms generally produce lightning, and many produce gusty winds, brief heavy showers and hail. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will only be issued if storms are expected to produce any of the following:

  • Damaging wind gusts (90 km/h or more)
  • Large hail (2cm diameter or more)
  • Very heavy rainfall (conducive to flash flooding)
  • Tornadoes