STORM ALERT: Damaging winds, large hail for SEQ

LATEST: The Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe thunderstorm warning for people in parts of southeast Queensland.

The areas now affected are Cherbourg, Gympie, Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, South Burnett, Gold Coast, Redland City, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay.

At 2pm, BOM detected severe thunderstorms near Kingaroy, Archerfield and Enoggera Reservoir.

They are forecast to affect Brisbane CBD, the D'Aguilar Ranges, Lake Samsonvale and Dayboro by 2:35pm and Cleveland, Strathpine, the area northeast of Kingaroy and Cherbourg by 3:05pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

 

EARLIER: After a weekend of wild weather, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued another severe thunderstorm warning for southeast Queensland.

At 12.35pm, BOM detected severe thunderstorms near Gatton, Harrisville and the area west of Toogoolawah and said they are likely to hit parts of the Ipswich, Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay council areas.

The storms are moving towards the east and are likely to affect Laidley, the area south of Esk, the area west of Kilcoy and Linville by 1:25pm and Kilcoy, Fernvale, southern Lake Wivenhoe and Mount Kilcoy by 1:55pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

Other locations that could be affected include Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Kingaroy, Caboolture, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba.

These storms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next few hours.

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.

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