Slow storms moving around south-east Queensland

UPDATE:

It's been a wet afternoon and evening for Queensland residents from Gympie to the Gold Coast.

Storms are still active in parts of the state with a warning still current for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.

The result of the severe storm near Kilkivan a short time ago.This storm is still active and may produce damaging winds, heavy rain and large hail - currently on the Northside of town heading North.~Thomas~

Posted by Higgins Storm Chasing on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

5:30PM

STORM cells have been detected on the weather radar near Kilkivan, west of Gympie. 

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:25 pm, severe slow moving thunderstorms were detected near Kilkivan. 

They are forecast to affect the area north of Goomeri by 5:55 pm and the area north of Kilkivan by 6:25 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

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

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Coolangatta, Stanthorpe, Boonah, Beenleigh, Gympie, Kingaroy and Yarraman. 

4:30 PM: Storm threat eases, but south-east still in for downpour

STORMS are still set to roll through the south-east but their severity has been downgraded by Bureau of Meteorology forecasters.

There is still a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging wind and large hailstones for parts of the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt. 

The storms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Kingaroy, Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Stanthorpe, Boonah and Yarraman. 

UPDATE 3:30 PM

SEVERE thunderstorms are making their way towards the southern Queensland coast. 

A storm warning has been issued for parts of Logan, Ipswich, Gympie, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay.

At 3:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Jimna, Lamington National Park and the area south of Canungra and are travelling east north-east.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. They are forecast to affect Canungra and Jimboomba by 3:55 pm and Mount Tamborine, Tamborine, Coomera and Logan Village by 4:25 pm.

VIDEO: Pano of the monster storm heading towards the Gold Coast!

Posted by Higgins Storm Chasing on Monday, October 12, 2015

UPDATE 1:56 PM

Severe thunderstorms are occurring in parts of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, Southern Down and Lockyer Valley.

The thunderstorms are slow moving and short-lived, but the BOM warns the cell has the potential to produce large hailstones and damaging wind gusts.

Locations which may be affected include Boonah, Laidley, Gatton and Hatton Vale. 

Weatherzone meteorologist Tristan Myers told Fairfax the cell was not expected to hit Brisbane until around 6pm.

"There's definitely going to be significant light shows; in terms of rain, because it's fairly slow moving, there is likely to be isolated bursts of heavy rainfall," he said.

"Right now they are around Toowoomba, they are just starting to fire off north of Toowoomba and they will move towards Ipswich area, it looks like in the next three or so hours.

"Definitely keep abreast of the latest warnings, it has the potential to develop into multiple little cells."

1:30 PM

A SECOND storm warning for Queensland has been issued for Ipswich and the Lockyer Valley.

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 Grandchester. 

Photo taken last night from Picnic Point as a lightning active storm passed Rosewood 65kms east of the Range.
Photo taken last night from Picnic Point as a lightning active storm passed Rosewood 65kms east of the Range. Grant Rolph Photography

EARLIER: IF YOU thought you could feel a storm brewing in the air, you thought right.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts. 

The storms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in Warwick, Toowoomba, Stanthorpe, Boonah, Oakey and Inglewood over the next few hours.

The next warning from BOM is due to be issued by 3:20 pm.

During storm events Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises people to: 

* Move their 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. 

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.



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