SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging wind, heavy rainfall and large hailstones has been issued for parts of southeast Queensland Jan 29

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging wind, heavy rainfall and large hailstones has been issued for parts of southeast Queensland.

The warning is for people in the area southwest of Esk by 2:35 pm and the area north of Gatton by 3:05 pm, and others in Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi.

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

The storm is expected to be as wild as the weather that struck parts of Logan in late November.

Forecaster Jess Carey said the storms could bring hail larger than 2cm in diameter and strong winds about 90km/ph.

 

Mr Carey said the worst-hit areas could also receive up to 140mm of rain per day through to Monday.

“People need to be alert and be aware,” Mr Carey said.

The extreme weather is expected to hang around the state for up to four days and not provide any reprieve from high humidity and temperatures, which are forecast to remain in the mid-30s.

A spokesman for the Brisbane Airport Corporation said that it was “very likely” the extreme weather would lead to delays or cancellations of flights on Friday and urged travellers to arrive early.

Source: Courier-Mail

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