Thunderstorms affect South-East Queensland on the 21st of December 2018.

A trough over inland Queensland is drawing hotter into Queensland with heatwave conditions over much of the state over the next few days.  This trough will shift eastwards over the interior ahead of this trough thunderstorms are likely as it continues to move east and then move slowly north over the east of the state during the weekend.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

was issued at 5:16 PM for Damaging, locally Destructive Winds and Large Hailstones.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned at 5:16 PM that a Very Dangerous Thunderstorm was detected on the weather radar near Boonah.  Thunderstorms were predicted to move east and that they did.  A very dangerous thunderstorm was warned that it may hit the Ipswich area and Beaudesert by 4:45 PM.

Coolangatta, Beenleigh, and Logan City were also in the firing line and these storms were predicted by 6:15 PM Destructive Winds, and Large Hail were possible with this storm.

Other thunderstorms were also detected on the radar near the area east of Dalby and to the south-east of Dalby. These thunderstorms were predicted to affect Toowoomba by 5:50 PM and to affect Esk by 6:20 PM. Damaging Winds, and Large Hailstones are also possible within these Severe Thunderstorms.

A roof was removed at Yagaburn, north of Goondiwindi. A 95 km/h an hour wind gust was recorded at Wellcamp Airport just after 4 PM.





Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

For people in Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:57 pm Friday, 21 December 2018.

Storms continuing over Queensland this evening, but severe storms no longer expected.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in QUEENSLAND.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Roof removed from a property at Yagaburne, north of Goondiwindi, at about 2 pm. A 92 km/h wind gust observed at Windorah at 3:40 pm, and 95 km/h wind gust observed at Wellcamp Airport just after 4 pm. While Wind damage to homes and a school at Kalbar has also been reported. 

For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. 

Here are some photos were taken by myself thunderstorm activity this afternoon.

Tomorrow a moist and unstable airmass should lead to showers and thunderstorms over the northern tropics.

A surface trough should extend from the northwest of the state to the southeast, with a moderate to high chance of showers and gusty thunderstorms to the east of the trough increasing to a high to very high chance in the southeast as a weak southeasterly change moves northwards along the far southern coast late in the day.

Severe thunderstorms are possible about the southeastern corner of the state.