World News – AU – Storms in Australia: Golf ball-sized hail hits parts of Queensland and New South Wales


Queensland was hit by golf ball-sized hailstones as dangerous supercell storms moved through the southeastern state

Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop rapidly along the Great Divide Range throughout Saturday afternoon and push towards the coast

Hail fell in Gatton and Adare, west of Brisbane, the Bureau of Meteorology said, and destructive winds and torrential rains that could lead to flash floods were also likely

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« We are already seeing severe thunderstorms at the NSW-Queensland border and Scenic Rim, » said meteorologist James Thompson « Very dangerous thunderstorms supercell thunderstorms that can lead to giant hail and destructive wind gusts in excess of 125 km / h « 

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

The forecast came less than a week after two days of storms that caused a month of rain and flash flooding in parts of the state, including Brisbane

Beachmere, near Caboolture, recorded 80mm of rain in one hour and 70mm fell on Upper Lockyer, west of Brisbane

The Meteorological Bureau issued a warning on Saturday for severe thunderstorms along the entire NSW coast and as far inland as Dubbo, with heavy hail, heavy rain and destructive winds expected

An urgent warning was issued around noon for areas southwest of Sydney – Camden, Campbelltown, Sutherland, Liverpool, Helensburgh and Bundeena – with the storm forecast to overfly the waters off Stanwell Park and Thirroul in the middle afternoon

Flash flooding was expected all along the coast, with the bureau warning it could be life threatening near Goulburn, Yass and Young

Massive rainfall totals had already been recorded across the state on Saturday morning, with Ulladulla on the south coast receiving 109mm in just three hours

A flood warning has been issued for Wamban in the south, with the Deua River expected to swell to 44m on Saturday afternoon

The weathering low pressure trough is expected to move east on Saturday, bringing showers to many areas and the risk of hail and high winds to parts of the northern coast and northern parts of the trays

Hail, Bureau of Meteorology, Thunderstorm, Queensland

World News – UA – Storms in Australia: Golf ball-sized hail hits parts of Queensland and from New South Wales


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