Dangerous storms dump huge hail over Brisbane’s south

Large hailstones at Parkinson on Brisbane's southside PHOTO: Anthony-Robyn Arndt  Facebook

Large hailstones at Parkinson on Brisbane’s southside PHOTO: Anthony-Robyn Arndt Facebook

DANGEROUS thunderstorms have battered parts of southeast Queensland with hail the size of tennis balls.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a “dangerous thunderstorm warning” just after 4pm as the severe cell underwent rapid intensification on its north-east approach towards Brisbane’s southside.


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Bypassing the Gold Coast, the cell slammed into Greenbank soon after, bringing heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large damaging hailstones.

4.30pm weather radar courtesy of www.weatherzone.com.au

4.30pm weather radar courtesy of www.weatherzone.com.au

Golf ball to tennis ball sized hail has been recorded in suburbs including Browns Plains, Regents Park, Parkinson, Greenbank, Hillcrest, Boronia Heights and Forestdale.

The slow moving storm has since weakened considerably as it contracts offshore.

At the time of writing, State Emergency Service crews were busy responding to 46 storm-related call outs across Brisbane’s south.

Tennis ball sized hail recorded at Greenbank | PHOTO: Tenielle Jennings / Facebook

Tennis ball sized hail recorded at Greenbank | PHOTO: Tenielle Jennings / Facebook

Large hailstones at Hillcrest | PHOTO: Sam Webster / Facebook

Large hailstones at Hillcrest | PHOTO: Sam Webster / Facebook

Dangerous storm blankets Regents Park in hail| PHOTO: Amira Taylor‎ / Facebook

Dangerous storm blankets Regents Park in hail| PHOTO: Amira Taylor‎ / Facebook

 

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