Source: Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in Southeast Coast and parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.
Issued at 11:11 pm Friday, 17 January 2020.
Severe storms with heavy rainfall about parts of the Sunshine Coast and the Brisbane area over the next few hours.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays districts. Locations which may be affected include Bowen, Townsville, Hamilton Island, Ayr, Alva Beach and Clare.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Maroochydore, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Coolangatta and Ipswich.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
62mm recorded in an hour at Dayboro in southeast Queensland to 11.10pm.
82mm recorded in an hour at Mt Sylvia alert earlier this afternoon, southeast of Toowoomba.
57mm recorded in an hour at Spicers's Peak late this afternoon, east of Warwick.
85 km/h wind gust recorded at Cooktown at 4:24pm.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* 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.