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More severe storms for southeast QLD

Graeme Brittain, Sunday September 30, 2018 - 13:21 AEST

A lingering low pressure trough is producing severe thunderstorms this afternoon across southeastern parts of Queensland.

Showers and storms this morning have led to some intense rainfalls, with 10 minute totals of 11.2mm at Maroochydore, 9.8mm at Nambour, and 7.8mm at Cape Moreton.

Plenty of flashes of lightning have been observed in the area too, with over 20,000 strikes recorded in the 2 hours to 1pm EST within 100km of Gayndah.

The BoM issued a detailed severe thunderstorm warning for three storm cells over the Wide Bay and Burnett Council Areas from around 11:00 EST this morning. The storms are moving in an east-to-northeast direction towards the coast. Hailstones larger than 2cm in diameter and damaging wind gusts are expected with these storms.

A general severe thunderstorm warning is also in place for the Wide Bay and Burnett district, but has been cancelled for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

Thunderstorms are expected to gradually ease into this evening, as the trough weakens and moves offshore.

- Weatherzone

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