Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Heavy Rain, Destructive Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Redland City, Brisbane City, Moreton Bay and parts of Logan, Somerset, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Council Areas.

Issued at 7:47 pm Saturday, 4 December 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:45 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Esk and northern Lake Wivenhoe. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Toogoolawah, Mount Mee and Lake Somerset by 8:15 pm and Caboolture, Kilcoy and the area west of Kilcoy by 8:45 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Brisbane CBD, Logan City and Cleveland. They are forecast to affect Strathpine, Redcliffe and Tangalooma by 8:15 pm and Cape Moreton, waters off Bribie Island and northern Bribie Island by 8:45 pm.

Damaging, locally destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

Multiple locations over the border have recorded damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, peaking at 139 km/h at Byron Bay.

Reports of golf ball sized hail at Hatton Vale.

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.


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