INCOMING: The local radar shows some storm activity headed our way.
INCOMING: The local radar shows some storm activity headed our way. Bureau of Meteorology

Strong winds, heavy rain to lash parts of Coast

STORMS are brewing on the hinterland right now and the expert word is we could be in for a few storms on the Sunshine Coast starting in the next hour so grab that washing in.

Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain said the Coast can expect a bit of thunderstorm action from about 1pm, with isolated falls of up to 25mm or more possible.

Parts of Brisbane were hammered with 97mm of rain this morning and Mr Brittain said there were storms starting to build to our west and they were heading towards the coastline.

"You're likely to see thunderstorms this afternoon," he said.

"There's storm activity to the west of the Sunshine Coast and it's tracking towards the Sunshine Coast this afternoon. From around 1pm we'll see more chance of storms.

"There's potentially some heavy falls of rain (if the storms eventuate)."

 

INCOMING: The local radar shows some storm activity headed our way.
INCOMING: The local radar shows some storm activity headed our way. Bureau of Meteorology

Mr Brittain said the threat of storms would linger throughout today and wouldn't ease until after 9pm when storms begin to move out to sea.

In good news though, tomorrow is set to be mostly clear with a top of 28C.

Humidity was up in the mid-90% range early this morning but was tracking at about 80% now.

Mr Brittain said thunderstorms that do end up striking could be quite isolated, with some parts of the Coast experiencing quite heavy rain while others may stay completely dry.

The humidity will continue overnight, leaving us with a muggy 17C overnight low.

He said we could also be in for a pretty gusty afternoon.

A staffer from Maleny Newsagency said the sky was darkening quickly and the wind was picking up in the hinterland town, with fingers crossed for some heavy rain today, as it was badly needed to top up rainwater tanks.


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