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Stormy start to the week in central Queensland

Ben Domensino, Monday October 29, 2018 - 18:31 AEDT

Severe thunderstorms are affecting Queensland's central highlands this afternoon and will continue to feature during the first half of this week.

A low pressure trough interacting with warm and moisture-laden air near the surface and an unstable atmosphere produced intense storms in parts of central Queensland on Monday.

One severe thunderstorm cell caused a wind gust of 117km/h at Rolleston Airport at 4pm, along with a temperature drop of 12 degrees in under 10 minutes. There were also reports of hail at Chinchilla.

A warning for destructive winds, heavy rain and large hail was in place for parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Districts shortly after 5pm on Monday.

Thunderstorms will develop over central Queensland each day during the first half of this week, before conditions start to stabilise from Thursday.

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- Weatherzone

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