South East Queensland is set to be hit by more vicious storms after some parts of the state received a months’ worth of rain in just an hour.
Beachmere, near Caboolture, recorded 80mm of rain in an hour on Tuesday, while 70mm bucketed down on The Upper Lockyer, west of Brisbane, the Bureau of Meteorology reported.
"That's a month's rain in the space of an hour," meteorologist Felim Hanniffy told AAP.
"In some areas of northern Brisbane 50mm fell in 30 minutes."
Queensland SES told The Australian it attended 189 jobs in South East Queensland – 70 of which were in Brisbane.
Most were for sandbags and leaky roofs.
On Twitter, people shared photos of the havoc caused by Mother Nature.
Brisbane’s Vulture Street, which would have been the scene of celebrations during the AFL Grand Final on Saturday night, was covered in water.
— Katie Walters (@CoastalKatie) October 27, 2020
Cars parked at nearby Stones Corner were also covered in water with the RACQ sharing images.
“Nasty surprise for those who parked their cars at Stones Corner bus station with water coming close to doors after storm water way burst its banks,” RACQ tweeted.
A funnel cloud was also spotted over Warwick southwest of Brisbane.
The storms largely dissipated by the evening after moving out to sea but more thunderstorms are forecast for Wednesday.
BoM meteorologist Rosa Hoff told Yahoo News Australia there’s a likelihood South East Queensland will be hit with more severe thunderstorms due to “very similar atmospheric conditions” to Tuesday.
“We could potentially see more heavy rainfall and flash flooding depending on where it falls,” Ms Hoff said.
She added the storms are being caused by a low pressure trough.
Areas impacted include as far west as Dalby, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane metropolitan areas.
The Gold Coast and as far north as Yeppoon, north of Rockhampton, could also feel the brunt of the storms.
— Cathy O’Malley #Don't Worry, be happy. (@spud01au) October 27, 2020
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