Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Southeast Queensland
for DAMAGING WINDS and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in Logan and parts of Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Redland City and Brisbane City Council Areas.
Issued at 5:44 pm Monday, 1 January 2018.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:45 pm, a very dangerous thunderstorm was detected on the weather radar near Redbank Plains and Bundamba Lagoon. This thunderstorm is moving towards the east to northeast. The very dangerous thunderstorm is forecast to affect Logan City and Sunnybank Hills by 6:15 pm and Beenleigh and Mount Cotton by 6:45 pm.
Damaging winds and very large hailstones are likely.
Another severe thunderstorm was detected on the weather radar near Laravale. It is forecast to affect Beaudesert and Canungra by 6:15 pm and Mount Tamborine by 6:45 pm.
Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.
A 96km/h gust was recorded at Dalby at 1.31pm.
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 6:45 pm.
A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia districts.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.