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CANCELLED | That Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for people in Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts has now been cancelled.  

Issued at 5:06 pm Sunday, 17 November 2019.

Remaining storms moving off the coast near Rainbow Beach. No further severe storms expected.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in QUEENSLAND.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

UPDATED | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for LARGE, POSSIBLY GIANT HAILSTONES and DAMAGING WINDS is current for people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:33 pm Sunday, 17 November 2019.

Giant hail likely with a severe storm between Brooweena and Howard.

Weather Situation:

A severe storm with giant hail likely is moving northeast towards Howard.

Other severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large, possibly giant hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Gympie, Noosa Heads, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay waters, Childers, Cooroy, Rainbow Beach and Tiaro.

Hail to cricket ball size has been reported with earlier storms about the Sunshine Coast.

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.

UPDATE | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS and GIANT HAILSTONES is current for people in Logan and parts of Ipswich, Gold Coast, Redland City, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 2:08 pm Sunday, 17 November 2019.

Destructive storm with giant hail moving off the coast north of Caloundra. Other severe storms near North Stradbroke Island and Jimboomba.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:00 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Caloundra, the area southwest of Caloundra, waters off Caloundra and Landsborough. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Maroochydore and waters off Maroochydore by 2:30 pm. Destructive winds and giant hailstones are likely with this storm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Greenbank and Amity Point. They are forecast to affect Beenleigh, Logan Village, Point Lookout and waters off North Stradbroke Island by 2:30 pm and South Stradbroke Island, Jacobs Well, mouth of the Logan River and Russell Island by 3:00 pm. Large hailstones and damaging winds are likely with these storms.

Hail to cricket ball size has been observed with the Sunshine Coast storm.

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 3:10 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett 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 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly

EARLIER | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS and GIANT HAILSTONES is current for people in parts of Redland City, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 1:33 pm Sunday, 17 November 2019.

Giant hail expected with storm approaching Caloundra. Other severe storms in the northern Brisbane and Caboolture areas.

2,008 people are without power in the Moreton region and there are dozens without power in Gympie. 

Residents in Caloundra West are reporting smashed windows and damaged roofs as a result of the fierce hailstorm. 

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:30 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area southwest of Caloundra and Landsborough. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Maroochydore, Caloundra and waters off Caloundra by 2:00 pm and waters off Maroochydore by 2:30 pm.Destructive winds and giant hailstones are likely with this storm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Redcliffe, Beachmere and Brisbane Airport. They are forecast to affect Bribie Island, Comboyuro Point and waters off Bribie Island by 2:00 pm and Point Lookout, Cape Moreton and waters off Moreton Island by 2:30 pm. Damaging winds and large hail are likely with these storms.

Hail to cricket ball size reported near the Glass House Mountains.

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 2:35 pm

EARLIER  | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging winds and large hailstones, possibly giant hailstones is current for people in Moreton Bay and parts of Somerset, Redland City, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Issued at 1:09 pm Sunday, 17 November 2019.

Severe storms expected through Caboolture / Bribie Island and northern Brisbane. Giant hail possible with northern storm.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:00 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Caboolture and Woodford. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect the area southwest of Caloundra, Mount Beerwah and Beerwah by 1:30 pm and Caloundra, waters off Caloundra and waters off Bribie Island by 2:00 pm. Damaging to destructive winds and giant hailstones are possible with this storm.

Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the D'Aguilar Ranges, Lake Samsonvale and Highvale. They are forecast to affect Strathpine, Sandgate and Brighton by 1:30 pm and Cleveland, Amity Point and Mud Island by 2:00 pm. Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely with this storm.

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 2:10 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett 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 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly

EARLIER | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging winds and large hailstones has been issued for people in parts of Somerset, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 12:39 pm Sunday, 17 November 2019.

Severe storm near Mt Mee, heading east towards Caboolture and Bribie Island.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 12:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Mount Mee. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Caboolture, Wamuran and Woodford by 1:10 pm and Bribie Island, waters off Bribie Island, Beerburrum and northern Bribie Island by 1:40 pm.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

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 1:40 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett 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 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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