CM – Huge hail alarm: Rush hour in Brisbane is being crushed by the monster storm front


Explosive storms are forecast for a huge part of Queensland, spanning nearly 3,000 km.

In a very dangerous storm, a huge hail hit areas near Esk. It follows the northeast and is expected to hit Somerset Dam, Toogoolawah and Lake Somerset at 3:45 p.m. and Kilcoy, the area west of Kilcoy and Mount Mee, at 4:15 p.m.

It comes after a severe storm warning around 2:40 p.m. for parts of the municipal areas of Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley.

Storms with noxious winds, large hailstones and heavy rains that can lead to flash floods are moving east.

It has been predicted to meet Laidley, Gatton, the area west of Esk and the area northwest of Esk at 3 p.m. and Esk, northern Lake Wivenhoe, Somerset Dam and Toogoolawah by 3:30 p.m.

The Bureau of Meteorology calls for the People in the « impact zones » to « take measures to ensure safety ».

Take measures to prevent & heavy rain, which can lead to flash floods, in A To be safe in impact zones with severe thunderstorm warnings in south Queensland. Follow @ QldFES advice. # SQLDweather Alerts

According to BOM, severe thunderstorms could potentially develop along a line between Rolleston and Warwick.

Sites likely to be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gympie, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Caboolture, Gatton and Jimboomba.

The Bureau of Meteorology today warned residents of Bamaga at the head of the State to the southern border to prepare for thunderstorms that could potentially cause hail, severe falls, and noxious winds.

Just before noon, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields forecasting districts, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and the Southeast Coast.

The Darling Downs are currently experiencing severe thunderstorms that can cause noxious winds, large hailstones, and heavy rainfall that can lead to flash floods. Toowoomba, Dalby, Caboolture, Ipswich, Gatton and Oakey are all in the line of fire.

Sky News chief meteorologist Tom Saunders said Southeast Queensland and eastern NSW experienced a « late-season storm outbreak. »

« The storm season generally ended in April, but for now, we’re seeing explosive storms in this region, « he said.

 » A cold pool of air is floating in the air over NSW while surface temperatures are slightly above average, as a result we are seeing an unstable atmosphere leading to more thunderstorms on Wednesday. « 

Mr Saunders said severe storms were » essentially guaranteed « in Southeast Queensland and northeast NSW on Wednesday, with more damaging winds, hail and flash floods.

Heavy storms with heavy rain and hailstones in the The size of a golf ball shattered the southeast corner on Tuesday evening. More are expected to continue on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, overnight rains peaked at 92 mm north of Toowoomba in Mt. Mowbullan and 79 mm in Forest Hill west of Ipswich.

The southern end of the state felt the brunt of the rain, being gold Coast was 21mm overnight and Wynnum south of Brisbane was 50mm.

But the worst might not be over as more storms are expected today before it finally becomes clear.

« There is still a risk of severe thunderstorms throughout the southeast, » said BOM meteorologist Shane Kennedy.

« The risk of large hail, noxious gusts of wind and heavy rainfall will persist throughout the evening and should be displaced from the coast overnight. Therefore, most of this should happen shortly after midnight and on Thursday morning. »

At the weekend it will be cold. The lows are expected to be 14 ° C on Friday and even 10 ° C on Monday morning in Brisbane.

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It comes after heavy thunderstorms from Monday evening to Swept over parts of Brisbane and the southeast on Tuesday overnight.

The early morning storms, interrupted by 66,000 lightning strikes, strong winds and heavy rain, supplied thousands of households with electricity. Up to 5000 in Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan were still without power hours later.


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