Picture: Adriarna Smith
Picture: Adriarna Smith

STORM WARNING: Wild weather forecast for third day

MORE severe thunderstorms are threatening southeast Queensland this afternoon following three days of wild weather across the region.

The latest storm warning, issued by the Bureau of meteorology at 2.29pm, affects people in the Ipswich, Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay council areas.

"Very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Fernvale and Lowood. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north to northeast," the Bureau said.

"Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect the area south of Esk and northern Lake Wivenhoe by 2:55 pm and Somerset Dam and Lake Somerset by 3:25 pm.

"Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Ipswich, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and the area west of Kilcoy. They are forecast to affect Beaudesert and Lake Manchester by 2:55 pm and Mount Nebo and Highvale by 3:25 pm.

"Damaging winds and large to very large hailstones are likely."

The 2.29pm Bureau of Meteorology severe thunderstorm warning.
The 2.29pm Bureau of Meteorology severe thunderstorm warning.

Two-centimetre hail was recorded in Harrisville at 2:05pm, and 3cm hail at Summerholme at 2:10pm.

Picture: Adriarna Smith
Picture: Adriarna Smith

Yesterday, a series of severe storms delivered heavy rain, strong winds and large hail to parts of the southeast, although Brisbane largely escaped the deluge.

Flash flooding occurred in parts of the Scenic Rim region and the Gold Coast Hinterland with Beaudesert being the worst hit, police said. Up to 50mm of rain fell in less than an hour in places.

A car was caught in flash flooding as the first wave of 'very dangerous' thunderstorms tore across the Gold Coast and southeast Queensland.



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