The Gold Coast is now in the firing line for severe thunderstorms.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for residents in the southeast, including parts of the Gold Coast.

Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall is likely.

The warning also takes in parts of Ipswich, Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, South Burnett, and Brisbane City Council Areas.

“At 4:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Boonah, Laidley, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and the area west of Toogoolawah,” BOM says.

“These thunderstorms are moving towards the north to northeast. They are forecast to affect Beaudesert, Peak Crossing and Hatton Vale by 5:10 pm and Ipswich, the area south of Esk and Linville by 5:40 pm,

“Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.”


QFES is advising people to move their car under cover,  seek indoor shelter and to beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

The next warning is due to be issued by 5:50 pm.

Radar at time of writing, 5.05pm:



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