UPDATE at 9:27 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled its severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast hinterland.
At 9:24pm, the weather bureau said the threat of severe thunderstorms had eased in southeast Queensland and so cancelled its warning.
“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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FIRST at 8:55 PM | A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds has been issued for parts of Logan, the Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast hinterland.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:50 pm, severe storms were detected near Rathdowney, Maroon Dam and Border Ranges National Park.
They’re moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Boonah, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and Kooralbyn by 9:25 pm and Beaudesert, the McPherson Range and the area south of Canungra by 9:55 pm.
The weather bureau says a squall line is intensifying as it moves into the Southeast Coast district.
Damaging winds are likely.
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.
For the latest weather warnings for Queensland, click here.