Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Southeast Queensland
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Redland City and parts of Logan, Gold Coast and Brisbane City Council Areas.
Issued at 6:53 pm Monday, 25 December 2017.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beenleigh, Logan City, Coomera and Hope Island. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Russell Island, Mount Cotton, Macleay Island, Victoria Point, Slacks Creek and Tingalpa Reservoir by 7:10 pm and Cleveland, Ormiston, Dunwich, Peel Island and southern parts of North Stradbroke Island by 7:25 pm.
Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.
55mm of rainfall has fallen at Pacific Pines in the 30 minutes to 6.40pm.
81mm of rain has fallen at Upper Springbrook in the 60 minutes to 6.15pm.
44mm of rain has fallen at Numinbah Valley in the 30 minutes to 6.15pm.
An 87km/h wind gust was observed at Beaudesert at 6.07pm.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.
The next warning is due to be issued by 7:25 pm.
A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast 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.