QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Southeast Coast and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:54 pm Saturday, 30 October 2021.

Severe thunderstorms continue to move east towards the coast over southeast Queensland.

Weather Situation: A southeasterly change is moving through southeast Queensland into a humid, unstable air mass, triggering scattered thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Gympie, Kingaroy, Caboolture, Coolangatta and Ipswich.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Maranoa and Warrego district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Widespread reports of hail up to 3-4cm through western and northern Brisbane.

100 km/h gust at Brisbane Airport at 5:50pm.

107 km/h gust at Inner Beacon in Moreton Bay at 6:10pm.

Roof damage reported in Roma by SES.

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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