Critical Alert

Storms move to Toowoomba, thousands lose power in Brisbane

Storm clouds looking fierce over Rosewood.
Storm clouds looking fierce over Rosewood. Katie Brown

8:15 PM: The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:15 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Ellangowan.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Felton by 8:45 pm and the area south of Toowoomba, the area southwest of Toowoomba and Cambooya by 9:15 pm.

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

8PM: A SEVERE thunderstorm is set to shake up Warwick, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Stanthorpe, Caboolture and Goondiwindi over the next few hours.

The storms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rain that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones. 

At 8pm, almost 17,000 homes in Logan City were without power and another 500 in Brisbane.

WEATHER RADAR ISSUES. Brisbane (Mt Stapylton) is not updating at the moment therefore please go over to Marburg radar. Marburg radar updates every 10 minutes. More thunderstorms are expected to develop.

Posted by Higgins Storm Chasing on Thursday, December 10, 2015

5:45 PM: The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Beenleigh and Logan Village.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Logan City, Cleveland and Ormiston by 6:05 pm and southern waters of Moreton Bay, Amity Point and Mud Island by 6:35 pm.

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

5PM: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, Logan and the Gold Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Coolangatta, Beaudesert, Harrisville and Kooralbyn.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Tamborine, Coomera and Bundamba Lagoon by 5:25 pm and Logan Village, Greenbank and Redbank Plains by 5:55 pm.

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

Tricia Adelle Grönberg Greenhill

Topics:  ipswich, storm, thunderstorm, wildweather




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