Golf-ball sized hail hits SE Queensland

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Golf-ball sized hail hits SE Queensland


Queensland has been hit with golf ball-sized hailstones as harmful supercell thunderstorms transfer throughout the state’s southeast.

Extreme thunderstorms are forecast to quickly develop alongside the Nice Dividing Vary all through Saturday afternoon and push in the direction of the coast.

Hail fell at Gatton and Adare, west of Brisbane, the Bureau of Meteorology mentioned, and damaging winds and torrential rain that might result in flash flooding had been additionally doubtless.

“Already we’re seeing extreme thunderstorms on the NSW-Queensland border and Scenic Rim,” meteorologist James Thompson mentioned.

“Very harmful thunderstorms … supercell thunderstorms that might result in large hail and damaging wind gusts in extra of 125km/h.”

The Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Kingaroy, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim could also be affected.

Individuals are urged to maneuver automobiles undercover, safe unfastened out of doors gadgets and keep indoors.

The forecast comes lower than every week after two days of storms delivered a month price of rain and flash flooding to some components of the state, together with Brisbane.

Tennis ball-sized hailstones pummelled the area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Beachmere, close to Caboolture, recorded 80mm of rain in an hour and 70mm fell on the Higher Lockyer, west of Brisbane.

Tiaro, north of the Sunshine Coast, recorded 51mm of rain in an hour, with 22mm of it falling in 5 minutes.

Flash flooding affected some Brisbane areas on the top of the storms on Tuesday, which was the wettest October day within the metropolis since 2010.

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