Warnings issued as severe storms whip up wild winds in southeast Qld

UPDATE at 1:40 PM | THE threat of severe thunderstorms has eased on the Gold Coast.

The Coast has been removed from the latest detailed severe thunderstorm warning, which covers Redland City and parts of the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

A lightning active cell passed over the Gold Coast around 1pm but, despite being severely warned, only produced light rain and moderate winds.


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The weather bureau warns storms are forecast to affect Redcliffe, Beachmere, Bribie Island and Beerburrum by 1:55pm and Caloundra, the area southwest of Caloundra and northern Bribie Island by 2:25 pm.

The Gold Coast has since been removed from both the detailed and general warnings.

1:24pm DETAILED severe thunderstorm warning | Source: bom.gov.au

1:35pm GENERAL severe thunderstorm warning | Source: bom.gov.au

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.

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

UPDATE at 1:00 PM | THE Bureau of Meteorology warns damaging winds are likely to lash the Gold Coast in the next several hours as a severe storm passes over the city.

The latest warning, issued at 12:53pm, covers the Gold Coast, Redland City and parts of Logan, Scenic Rim, Dalby, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 12:45 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Brisbane CBD and Logan City.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Coolangatta, Beenleigh, Strathpine, Redcliffe and Caboolture by 1:15 pm and Cleveland, the area southwest of Caloundra and northern Bribie Island by 1:45 pm.

The weather bureau warns damaging winds are likely, but large hailstones are no longer a threat.

12:53pm DETAILED severe thunderstorm warning | Source: bom.gov.au

UPDATE at 12:10 PM | SEVERE thunderstorms are expected to hit the Gold Coast within the hour.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 12:05 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and Rosewood.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and the bureau says they are forecast to affect Ipswich, Beaudesert and Marburg by 12:35 pm and Coolangatta, Lake Manchester and Upper Brookfield by 1:05 pm.

12:05pm DETAILED severe thunderstorm warning | Source: bom.gov.au

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

The same storm whipped up an 81km/h wind gust as it moved through Beaudesert.

FIRST at 11:30 AM | GOLD Coasters are being warned to keep an eye on the sky this afternoon with severe thunderstorms edging closer towards the city.

A general severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for people along the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts.

The weather bureau warns severe storms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

11:12am GENERAL severe thunderstorm warning | Source: bom.gov.au

Locations which may be affected include the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Boonah, Beenleigh, and Caboolture.

At 11:30am, severe thunderstorms were detected on radar sweeping east through the Darling Downs.

They are forecast to affect the area southwest of Esk, Harrisville, Mulgowie and Grandchester by 11:45am and Boonah, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert, the area south of Esk and southern Lake Wivenhoe by 12:15pm.

11:15am DETAILED severe thunderstorm warning | Source: bom.gov.au

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.

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.