Warnings issued as storms fire near the border

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning is in place for parts of the Scenic Rim and Southern Downs as a cluster of severe storms tracks north from south of the NSW border.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and large hailstones are likely to impact areas within the warning area over the next several hours.

At this stage, locations which may be affected include Warwick, Stanthorpe, Boonah, Inglewood, Texas, Millmerran, Allora, Clifton, and Pittsworth.


Severe storms were active near the NSW border, about 90km inland of the coast, at 5:05pm.

They were moving northeast and forecast to affect Killarney, Mount Barney and Maroon Dam by 5:35 pm and Moogerah and Moogerah Dam by 6:05 pm.

Earlier, the weather bureau said the Coast had a 30 percent chance of seeing a shower or storm today.

No warnings were current for the Gold Coast at the time of writing.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise 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.