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Australia Life-threatening storms sweep the east coast of Australia

11:15  31 october  2020
11:15  31 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Australia's east braces for a 'thunderstorm outbreak'

  Australia's east braces for a 'thunderstorm outbreak' The weather bureau is predicting heavy rain, hail, damaging winds and potential flash flooding across Queensland, New South Wales and north east Victoria.The weather bureau is predicting heavy rain, hail, damaging winds and potential flash flooding across Queensland, New South Wales and north-east Victoria in the coming days.

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Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia 's east coast after "apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country.

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Huge swathes of Queensland have been hit with tennis ball-sized hailstones as a series of dangerous supercell thunderstorms race across the state's southeast.

Severe thunderstorms which formed along the Great Dividing Range are pushing towards the coast from the NSW border to areas north of the Sunshine Coast.

Cars and homes have had their glass windows smashed, gardens covered in hail and warnings of flash flooding as the storm grips the state.

Hail up to 7cm in diameter fell at Ipswich, Gatton and Adare, west of Brisbane, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Saturday.

BOM says large hail, strong winds and heavy rain predicted along Queensland coast today

  BOM says large hail, strong winds and heavy rain predicted along Queensland coast today The Bureau of Meteorology is warning Queenslanders to prepare for severe storms in a zone from the state's south-east into northern parts of the state this afternoon.The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said severe thunderstorms could stretch from the south-east corner into northern parts of Queensland today.

Storms that have caused flash flooding around the Gold Coast and Brisbane move out to sea, leaving a trail of Dangerous storms described as a one-in-100-year event have swept through South- East Queensland overnight and into the morning, dumping heavy rain and causing flash flooding in parts of

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Others as big as 13cm were reported at Logan, south of Brisbane, as officials warned of 'life-threatening' conditions.

'These thunderstorms are a significant threat to property and life,' the bureau tweeted.

Emergency services warn of dangerous weather ahead

  Emergency services warn of dangerous weather ahead Residents around NSW and Queensland are bracing themselves ahead of severe storms and heavy rain expected today.There are weather warnings in place, with widespread rain and storms across both states today.

Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia 's east coast after "apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country. Australia has since October been overwhelmed by an unprecedented bushfire season made

The Bureau of Meteorology says storms in eastern Queensland continue to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones. Bureau meteorologist Dan Narramore said the town of Tiaro, north of the Sunshine Coast , received 51mm of rain in an hour, with 22mm falling in five minutes.

Damaging winds and torrential rain that could lead to flash flooding are also likely.

'Very dangerous thunderstorms ... supercell thunderstorms that could lead to giant hail and destructive wind gusts in excess of 125km/h,' meteorologist James Thompson said.

Mr Thompson said the supercells were fast-moving and rainfall had so far been low compared to recent storms.

'Some of the highest totals (today) are in the order of 20 to 30mm,' he said.

'The rain will come. It often comes in the early evening.'

Emergency warnings have been issued for parts of southern southeast Queensland, including Brisbane's south, Ispwich, Logan and the Gold Coast.

Images showed the damage and devastation caused by the storms, as people were urged to vote in the state election.

Roads were clogged with traffic while car windows were left shattered due to the large hailstones.

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Others tried to take advantage of the potentially deadly storm by collecting the hail  to cool their drinks as thought it was an ice bucket.

Energex reports more than 28,000 electricity users in the southeast of the state are suffering an emergency outage.

Severe thunderstorms have also been detected near Kingaroy and Gympie, with lashing rain and lightning also visible over much of New South Wales.

a house with trees in the background: Severe thunderstorms have also been detected near Kingaroy and Gympie (pictured, hail in Brisbane on Saturday) © Provided by Daily Mail Severe thunderstorms have also been detected near Kingaroy and Gympie (pictured, hail in Brisbane on Saturday) a large green field with trees in the background: People are urged to move cars undercover, secure loose outdoor items and stay indoors © Provided by Daily Mail People are urged to move cars undercover, secure loose outdoor items and stay indoors

These are moving east southeast towards Noosa, Caloundra and Caboolture.

Another storm is heading towards Esk, west of Brisbane.

People are urged to move cars undercover, secure loose outdoor items and stay indoors.

A general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southeast Coast, parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, the Darling Downs and the Granite Belt districts.

Sydney is hammered by a rain bomb after wild storms in Queensland

  Sydney is hammered by a rain bomb after wild storms in Queensland Emergency services are urging people to avoid floodwaters as parts of NSW brace for wild weather including thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds. The wild conditions come after south-east Queensland was battered by severe thunderstorms, which caused tennis ball-sized hailstones.

Three people are known to be dead and two more are missing as the massive storm cell that In Ouse, a man in his 80s may have been swept away by floodwaters. The Shoalhaven River — in Nowra, in the South Coast region of NSW — has now peaked, ABC reporter Liv Casben reports.

Tropical storm and storm -surge warnings have been issued. Rain, wind and coastal flooding will linger into The National Hurricane Center said Cristobal made landfall along the coast of southeastern This means there is a danger of life - threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the

The forecast comes less than a week after two days of storms delivered a month worth of rain and flash flooding to some parts of the state, including Brisbane.

Tennis ball-sized hailstones also pummelled the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Beachmere, near Caboolture, recorded 80mm of rain in an hour and 70mm fell on the Upper Lockyer, west of Brisbane.

Tiaro, north of the Sunshine Coast, recorded 51mm in an hour, with 22mm of it falling in five minutes.

Flash flooding affected some Brisbane areas at the height of the storms on Tuesday, which was the wettest October day in the city since 2010.

A very high danger warning is also in place for areas such as Coalfields, the far north in the Peninsula, Central Highlands, upper Flinders districts and parts of the Darling Downs.

Afternoon storms may bring giant hail and flash flooding on Queensland election day, BOM warns

  Afternoon storms may bring giant hail and flash flooding on Queensland election day, BOM warns Severe thunderstorms with giant hail, damaging winds and flash flooding are expected to hit Central and South-East Queensland today, the Bureau of Meteorology says.Clouds formed in the eastern Darling Downs this morning and are expected to travel east and develop into severe thunderstorms in the early to mid-afternoon and into the evening.

This is due to 'unseasonably warm' weather conditions.

map: The storm is beginning to move south into New South Wales as the evening begins © Provided by Daily Mail The storm is beginning to move south into New South Wales as the evening begins

A warning for possibly life-threatening flash flooding has also been issued for the Illawarra, South Coast, Snowy Mountains and the Southern Tablelands.

This is due to heavy fall, particularly in the Illawarra.

The rate if rainfall will begin to ease as the low pressure system moves further offshore late on Saturday and early on Sunday.

Locations such as Bega, Canberra, Batemans Bay, Queanbeyan, Nerriga, Cooma, Moruya Heads, Braidwood, Nerriga, Bredbo, Tidbinbilla, Captains Flat and Nimmitabel.

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Storm-weary residents weather more damage as thunderstorms whip through South East Queensland .
Just days after last Saturday's catastrophic thunderstorms delivered tennis ball-sized hail through South East Queensland, residents at Springfield Lakes, south-west of Brisbane, were on high alert for more storms on Thursday afternoon. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a severe thunderstorm warning earlier today for damaging winds and large hail for the Redlands area, parts of the Logan, Gold Coast and Brisbane City council areas.Power was cut to thousands of homes, while there was small hail in storms that whipped through several Brisbane suburbs.

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