TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS, LARGE HAILSTONES, and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.
For people in Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.
Issued at 11:46 am Tuesday, 27 October 2020.
Severe thunderstorms are quickly becoming more extensive across Southeast Queensland.
Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are beginning to develop and expected to become stronger and more extensive later this afternoon.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maroochydore, Gympie, Caboolture, Nanango, Rainbow Beach and Redcliffe.
Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Weather Forecast
Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop from about Dalby to the Wide Bay areas today. These storms will be heading mostly southeast, some may deviate from the track and take more easterly, northeasterly, and southerly.
Large to massive hailstones, torrential rain, frequent to dangerous lightning, and destructive winds that cause property damage is possible.
Today and tomorrow(Wed) are particularly warned for dangerous thunderstorms in the SE Queensland and Sunshine Coast areas.
Please be prepared for serious property damage, fallen trees, and powerlines. In some situations please do not drive into severe thunderstorms as your car could sustain serious damage from wind and extremely large hailstones.
This severe weather event is being closely monitored by Government and local weather experts for potentially dangerous situations if these severe thunderstorms do occur.
The timing of the exact locations and when these severe thunderstorms will occur is not exactly sure, but anywhere in an area from about Brisbane north these dangerous thunderstorms are possible.
The South Brisbane & Gold Coast areas have a possible chance.
Possible rotating supercell thunderstorms are expected to develop in isolated areas, these thunderstorms are extremely dangerous and should not be underestimated.
Please keep an eye on the Bureau of Meteorology Brisbane Weather radar for live storm updates.
Also, keep an eye on the weather warnings page for Queensland.
Be prepared for severe thunderstorms this season. Read the Bureau of Meteorology’s Preparation and safety during thunderstorms
For further information and live updates about Queensland weather forecasts visit:
Weather Maps and Tools
- Queensland Live Weather & Lightning Radar Map
- Queensland Live Wind & Gusts Radar Map
- Queensland Live Temperature Map
- Queensland Waves & Swells Map
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