Thunderstorms march across the southeast

THE Bureau of Meteorology have cancelled their severe thunderstorm warning for Southeast Queensland.

At 7.14pm, the weather bureau advised severe thunderstorms were no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area, east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


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The Gold Coast had escaped the severity of the heavy rainfall, which flooded roads and delivered in excess of 100mm to several outer Brisbane suburbs, including Moggill, on Thursday afternoon.

The Gold Coast Seaway had only recorded 16mm from 9am to 7:15pm, Mount Tamborine 17mm, Monterey Keys 12mm and 7mm at Molendinar and Nerang.

Further showers are likely throughout the remainder of the evening, however they should not be as heavy as what we saw fall across the southeast earlier on Thursday afternoon.

141mm was recorded at Moggill, west Brisbane, between 9am-7pm.
25mm was reported at Oakey in 10 minutes.
55mm was reported at Toowoomba in 60 minutes.
52mm was reported at Lytton in 60 minutes.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For more information on how to prepare for severe weather, head on over to www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/getready