Storm Warnings cancelled for Monday December 25
Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Southeast Queensland
for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in Logan, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast and parts of Ipswich Council Areas.
Issued at 5:37 pm Monday, 25 December 2017.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Border Ranges National Park, Murwillumbah(NSW), Mount Barney, Springbrook, Maroon Dam and Numinbah Valley.
These thunderstorms are moving towards the north.
They are forecast to affect Coolangatta, Boonah, Moogerah Dam, Canungra, Nerang and Mount Tamborine by 6:05 pm and Beaudesert, the area between Boonah and Beaudesert, Harrisville, Peak Crossing, Logan Village and Bundamba Lagoon by 6:35 pm.
Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.
44mm of rain has fallen at Upper Springbrook in the 30 minutes to 5.35pm.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 6:40 pm.
A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.