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TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Large hail and damaging winds warning for CQ

BoM rain radar shows a thunderstorm hitting Rockhampton  about 4.30am Monday morning.
BoM rain radar shows a thunderstorm hitting Rockhampton about 4.30am Monday morning. BOM

UPDATE 4PM, Monday: A SHORT, sharp shower has struck Rockhampton.

Check out this time lapse video, shot from the Kern Arcade car park, of the afternoon's cloud build up.

UPDATE 2PM, Monday: A severe weather warning for hail and damaging winds has been issued for parts of Capricornia as heavy rain bands hit areas south of Rockhampton.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the areas that could be affected include Wide Bay and Burnett, South East Coast and parts of Capricornia and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include  Bundaberg, Gladstone, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe and Caboolture.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Gladstone, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe and Caboolture. Frazer Pearce

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

* Move your car under cover or away from trees.

  • Secure loose outdoor items.
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

9am: ROCKHAMPTON is in the firing line for severe thunderstorm activity today after an early morning downpour dumped 12mm of rain in 10 minutes and areas of light hail.

A small line of storms rolled across the district about 4.30am delivering heavy rain in Rockhampton and a maximum wind speed of 43kmh.

There were reports of small hail falling in The Range and at Pink Lily with residents describing the hail as about half the size of a 5 cent piece.

The Bureau of Meteorology says there is a medium to high chance of showers and storm activity east of about Rockhampton to Stanthorpe where some storms will likely be severe, particularly about the Wide Bay and southern Capricornia.

BoM Forecaster Chris Joseph says there is a sharp focus on the Capricornia district today with the potential for showers and storms, possibly severe, to develop late morning and early afternoon.

Satellite image shows the storm rolling across Central Queensland about 4.30am Monday.
Satellite image shows the storm rolling across Central Queensland about 4.30am Monday. BSCH

He said Biloela would be on the edge of the severe storm activity while Gladstone and Miriam Vale were in the range for more severe storm action.

Yeppoon can except some storm activity today but severe storms were unlikely.

More to follow.



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