Storm hits southeast Queensland with more large hail stones

Southeast Queensland has been lashed by severe thunderstorms with large hail, winds and a king tide battering areas near Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

The storms were heading towards Brisbane but have since fizzled out. However areas southwest of the city received heavy rain on Wednesday afternoon.

One structure at Warrill View in the Scenic Rim Region had its roof ripped off while large hail belted Laidley and Hattonvale in the Lockyer Valley.

Strong winds also battered Beaudesert.



Further north, about 90km of Gympie, heavy rain is currently making waterways flow rapidly. The area has received about 121mm of rain in about an hour and a half.

Bureau of Meteorology’s Sean Fitzgerald said “that’s going to be the trend” with storms to hit further inland of Brisbane on Thursday and Friday.

The wild weather isn't over for Queensland just yet with more severe thunderstorms on the way for the south coast.

Earlier, BOM issued a storm warning for Gympie, Logan, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Moreton Bay council areas.

"Severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beaudesert, Kenilworth and Mount Mee. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast," the bureau warned.

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

At 2.10pm 3cm hail was seen at Summerholme and Golf ball sized hail was seen at Mount Tarampa at 2.30pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advised that people should move their cars under cover or away from trees, secure loose outdoor items and seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

Huge balls of hail pelted down at Wellcamp Airport in a huge storm last month. Source: David Faulkner.

People were reminded not to drive through flood waters.

Brisbane and the Gold Coast were also hit by the largest king tide of 2018.

By 9am on Wednesday, tides at Budds Beach on the Gold Coast had peaked at 1.9m.

At Tallebudgera boaties couldn’t fit underneath the bridge.

Brisbane was hit by a 2.75m tide by 11am. In Herston, the water swallowed up cars.

The city is expected to be hit by a high tide on Thursday morning just 2cm below Wednesday morning’s king tide.

The southeast of Queensland was also hit by strong winds and large hail on Tuesday.

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