Warning issues as severe storm tracks towards the Gold Coast hinterland

UPDATE at 4.30 PM | A HAILSTORM has lashed Pacific Pines, turning the northern Gold Coast suburb into a temporary winter wonderland.

The severely warned slammed into the northern end of the Coast just after 4pm but has since dissipated as it passed over Hope Island and headed out to sea.

The Gold Coast has since been removed from the detailed severe thunderstorm, however, remains included in the general warning, with the bureau warning further storms could develop over the next several hours.


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UPDATE At 3:50 PM | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for large hailstones and destructive winds has been issued for people in the Scenic Rim, the Gold Coast and parts of Logan Council Areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:20 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Maroon Dam and Rathdowney.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast and are forecast to affect Laravale and Kooralbyn by 3:50 pm and Boonah and Beaudesert by 4:20 pm.

3.50pm radar screenshot. Purple is indicative of large hail | Source: weatherzone.com.au

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Little Nerang Dam and Springbrook.

They are forecast to affect Tallebudgera and Mudgeeraba by 3:50 pm and Miami by 4:20 pm.

The weather bureau warns large hailstones and destructive winds will be likely.

3:20pm DETAILED severe thunderstorm warning for NSW | Source: bom.gov.au

What should you do?

  • 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.

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FIRST AT 1:50 PM | A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast, as a severe storm tracks towards the Gold Coast hinterland.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1.35pm, severe thunderstorms were detected south of the NSW border and near Urbenville, in northern NSW.

These storms are moving towards the northeast and are forecast to cross the border and affect the Border Ranges National Park by 2.05pm and Rathdowney by 2.35pm.

The weather bureau warns large hailstones and damaging winds will be possible.

1:35pm DETAILED severe thunderstorm warning for QLD | Source: bom.gov.au

Further thunderstorms could develop in the warning zone over the next several hours, the bureau said.

Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm warning for giant hailstones has been issued for people south of the border in the Northern Rivers and parts of Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

The bureau warns severe storms are likely to produce giant hailstones (exceeding 5cm in diameter), destructive winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Sawtell and Dorrigo.

1:10pm GENERAL severe thunderstorm warning for NSW | Source: bom.gov.au

What should you do?

  • 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.

To stay up-to-date with the latest weather warnings, click here.

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.

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