Stormy weather turns to Ipswich and Brisbane

5:20 PM

WHILE the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions have been given a reprieve from the rain, hail and thunder, parts of Ipswich, Logan, Somerset, Brisbane and Moreton Bay areas are now in the firing line. 

Severe thunderstorms have been detected on weather radar near Lowood, southern Lake Wivenhoe and Marburg. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east and are forecast to affect Ipswich, Mount Nebo and the D'Aguilar Ranges by 5:55 pm and Highvale, Samford and Lake Samsonvale by 6:25 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

Contributed: Jasmine Smith

4:00 PM

STORMS are moving northeast and tracking towards the area northwest of Noosa Heads, and east of Gympie and Lake Cootharaba. 

At 3:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Kin Kin and the area southeast of Gympie. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect the area northwest of Noosa Heads, the area east of Gympie and Lake Cootharaba by 4:25 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are possible. Small hail is considered likely.

 

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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. 

2:50 PM THUNDERSTORMS are on their way to the Sunshine Coast, Somerset and Gympie regions this afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Borumba Dam. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast.

They are forecast to affect Imbil and Kandanga by 3:25 pm and the area southeast of Gympie, Amamoor and Kin Kin by 3:55 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.


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