Severe thunderstorms swept across parts of southeast Queensland late on Monday night.

Just before midnight thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Toowoomba and Crows Nest.

They were heading east towards Brisbane and were expected to hit Gatton, the area west of Esk and the area northwest of Esk by 12.10am and Laidley, Esk and the area south of Esk by 12.40 am.

Damaging winds and large hailstones were likely.

 

 

 

The weather bureau said the isolated thunderstorm activity was coming ahead of an upper trough "amplifying over the southern inland", with more predictions of wild weather for both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Meteorologist Peter Markworth said severe thunderstorms with hail were expected across the region over the next two days, stretching from the Sunshine Coast right down to the border.

"Thunderstorms are also predicted as far inland as Clermont just past St George," he Markworth said.

The biggest rainfalls were expected on Wednesday.

"The Brisbane region is expected to receive around 25mm and a maximum of 40mm. That should come through late Wednesday morning," Mr Markworth said.

The stormy weather is expected to clear up by Friday heading into the weekend.

 

BRISBANE Queensland

 

SUNSHINE COAST Queensland

 

GOLD COAST Queensland

 

Originally published as Late-night storm blows in damaging winds, large hail



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