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Another stormy day in Queensland

Ben Domensino, Tuesday October 30, 2018 - 14:59 AEDT


Severe thunderstorms are likely to affect parts of central and southern Queensland today, with severe storms and supercells possible in some areas.


Storms started developing over Queensland's southern inland late on Tuesday morning, with the day's first strikes occurring between Wyandra and Bollon.


These storms have bubbled to life as warming air near the surface started to rise into an unstable atmosphere. This lifting air is laden with moisture that's drifted in from the Coral Sea, which is causing towering cumulonimbus clouds to build over the state.


A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the northern Maranoa and Warrego District and nearby areas of the Central West and Central Highlands and Coalfields Districts early on Tuesday afternoon.


This warning area will likely be expanded to include other central and northern inland areas of the state during Tuesday afternoon and evening.


Some of these storms are likely to become severe and may produce heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds. The most likely area to see supercells on Tuesday are the Central Highlands and Coalfields district and eastern areas of the Central West district. If supercells develop, destructive winds and very large hail could be on the cards.


Today's thunderstorms follow severe storms in Monday that caused a wind gust of 117km/h at Rolleston Airport.


Visit http://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp for the lastest severe thunderstorm warnings.


- Weatherzone

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