BOM updates severe storm warning as hail hits SEQ


UPDATE: BOM has updated its severe storm warning for people in the Redland, Brisbane and parts of the Logan, Moreton Island, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast and Brisbane Council Areas.

The new warning was Issued at 4:40 pm Saturday, 31 January 2015.

The weather radar has detected very dangerous thunder storms near Logan City and Archerfield.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast.

Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Camp Hill, Manly and possibly Brisbane CBD by 5:10 pm and Cleveland, Brisbane Airport and Mud Island by 5:40 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were located near mouth of the Logan River and Russell Island. They are forecast to affect southern parts of North Stradbroke Island by 5:10 pm and waters off from Gold Coast Seaway by 5:40 pm.

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

Around golf ball size hail has been observed at Springfield Lakes at 4:30pm.

2-3cm hail has been observed at Harrisville.

EARLIER: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for people in the Gold Coast and parts of the Logan and Scenic Rim Council Areas.

The warning was Issued at 3:09 pm Saturday, 31 January 2015.

The Bureau warns that, at 3:10 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Laravale and the area south of Canungra. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.

They are forecast to affect Beaudesert, Mudgeeraba and Canungra by 3:40 pm and Mount Tamborine, Coomera and possibly Hope Island by 4:10 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:10 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 219.

Topics:  bureau of meteorology severe thunderstorm warning

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