Storm warning moves to central Queensland
UPDATE: Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Queensland.EARLIER: THE warning for severe thunderstorms is moving north-west with the Bureau of Meteorology now forecasting damaging winds and large hailstones in the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay Burnett.
Locations which may be affected include Biloela, Monto, Baralaba, Theodore, Moura and Eidsvold.
3 to 4cm hail was observed at Boreen Point at 3pm.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the south-east coast district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
EARLIER: THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued severe thunderstorm warning for Gympie, Noosa, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, Maryborough and Toolara Forestry.
The storms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours.
BOM advises those in the warning areas do the following:-
- 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.
Meanwhile, there are reports Pomona and Noosa are already experiencing light hail and thunder.
If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.