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Australia BOM says risk of giant hail, destructive wind gusts and intense rainfall for south-east Queensland today

00:05  14 october  2021
00:05  14 october  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

Queensland weather warning following record breaking hail

  Queensland weather warning following record breaking hail The Capricornia region including Rockhampton and surrounds have been warned to brace for severe storms today, following record breaking hail that lashed Central Queensland.The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued the warning, with more hail storms, heavy rainfall and damaging winds predicted for the central Queensland districts.

Parts of Queensland 's east coast and inland to the Darling Downs are experiencing severe storms and isolated supercells, which may produce " giant hail " and "flash flooding". At 12:30pm, the Bureau of Meteorology ( BOM ) issued a warning for damaging winds , large hailstones and heavy rainfall for ) Mr Hanniffy said there would a risk of severe weather again tomorrow, but conditions would stabilise later in the week. It will be an anxious wait for households in the south - east still cleaning up after wild weather on Sunday. 'There's a tree in your roof'. When a severe hailstorm tore through the Ipswich

The Bureau of Meteorology ( BOM ) says very dangerous storms are possible in large parts of Queensland on Tuesday, with severe storms forecast for eastern and northern areas of the state. Key points The BOM urged residents to prepare their homes "for the possibility of damaging to destructive wind gusts , large to giant hail and heavy to intense rainfall ". The warning follows a severe storm that lashed South East Queensland on Sunday. The system brought destructive winds of up to 93 kilometres per hour, almost 190,000 lightning strikes and heavy rain .

Brisbane could be hit by severe storms on Thursday (Supplied: Brett Clark) © Provided by ABC NEWS Brisbane could be hit by severe storms on Thursday (Supplied: Brett Clark)

The atmosphere is "very much primed" for storm activity throughout south-east Queensland today, with the potential risk of severe storms and supercell activity.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued two severe storm warnings at about 6:00am for Brisbane, Somerset, Moreton Bay, the south-east coast, parts of Wide Bay and Burnett, the Darling Downs and the Granite Belt.

Severe thunderstorms were detected on the radar near the area west of Esk and the area northwest of Esk, with both moving east.

They are forecast to affect Esk, northern Lake Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam by 6:25 am and Highvale, the D'Aguilar Ranges and Dayboro by 6:55am.

Severe storms whack south-east Queensland with hail and heavy rainfall

  Severe storms whack south-east Queensland with hail and heavy rainfall Severe storms return to south-east Queensland, with multiple reports of heavy rain and hail across the region. Severe thunderstorm warnings for giant hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rain are current for people in parts of Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and the south-east coast districts.The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said there was a supercell shifting north on the central coast between Westwood and Mount Morgan.Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) have advised people should seek shelter indoors and secure any loose outdoor items, as damaging winds and giant hail were likely to hit the area.

Much of south - east Queensland could be lashed by dangerous storms which have the potential to inflict flash flooding, giant hail and destructive winds . Severe thunderstorms and isolated “supercells” were possible for areas between Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast and north to Bundaberg The storms could also bring hail , measuring more than 5cm, and heavy rain that could lead to localised flash flooding, she added. “The threat of the storm development does extend overnight and will continue into tomorrow morning,” she said . Queensland Fire and Emergency Services warned people to move

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They are expected to bring heavy rain, but there is no current warning for hail.

BOM forecaster Grace Legge said the storm cells will ease off later, before returning.

"We'll probably have a little bit a bit of a break while the environment sort of re-charges,  if you will, and we'll start to see those thunderstorms again in the afternoon though and they could be quite severe today," she said.

Senior forecaster Felim Hanniffy said "severe storms are likely about the south-east" throughout the day, which could bring "large hail, damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall."

"There is potential for the higher-end severe storms for some supercell activity as well," which carry the risk of "giant hail, destructive wind gusts and intense rainfall".

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Parts of Queensland 's east coast and inland to the Darling Downs are experiencing severe storms and isolated supercells, which may produce " giant hail " and "flash flooding". At 12:30pm, the Bureau of Meteorology ( BOM ) issued a warning for damaging winds , large hailstones and heavy rainfall for "Really, it's the type of day where all areas about the south - east will be a risk to at least some kind of severe storm activity." Mr Hanniffy said there would a risk of severe weather again tomorrow, but conditions would stabilise later in the week. It will be an anxious wait for . 'There's a tree in your roof'.

Several areas in south east Queensland are expected to experience extreme weather later today as severe storms move along the coast of Australia. Residents around NSW have also been warned to prepare for winds up to 125km/h in some areas and possible flash flooding after emergency services responded to more than 500 calls The BoM urged residents to prepare their homes "for the possibility of damaging to destructive wind gusts , large to giant hail and heavy to intense rainfall ". READ MORE: Drought areas in NSW drops by almost 80 per cent after months of above-average rainfall .

Mr Hanniffy said a trough "conducive" to severe storms poses a risk to areas south of Capricornia, but northern parts of the state could still see less-intense storms.

"You have to wait for them to form for us to pinpoint exactly, then that's where the warnings come in play."

The BOM says the system is expected to be slow moving and could potentially hang around the coast until Friday morning, before dispersing and bringing the risk of storms inland and "parcels in the north-east as well".

"There's still a potential for severe storm risk during the first part of Friday about the south-east until that trough moves through, and then we get this drier air following," Mr Hanniffy said.

Storm right on cue

Mr Hanniffy said the storm would be "right on cue" for south-east Queensland for this time of year.

"October is essentially the start of the severe weather season, so historically it's the time of year when you start to see this type of setup and this kind of potential for severe storms," he said

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South - east Queensland should prepare for a battering on Thursday, with several super-cell storms set to sweep in from the west, bringing " giant hail ", the Bureau of Meteorology ( BOM ) has warned. Having just copped a drenching on Monday, the region now faces a new destructive weather system that will be slow moving and likely feature severe thunderstorms with possible " giant hail ", which the bureau classifies as anything larger than 5cms. But the potential for tornados, such as the one that cut a swathe around Bathurst in New South Wales last week was low, meteorologist Dean Narramore said .

He said today's storm would be comparable to the one that hit the region on Halloween last year.

"Last year as well we had quite a bit of storm activity, particularly through October and early November and you might remember on Halloween there were really significant hailstorms about the south-east as well."

That storm caused significant damage to homes in Brisbane's west.

Fire risk this weekend

The BOM is predicting temperatures will rise after the storms clear.

Sadly, the prospect of a sunny weekend brings with it potentially "elevated fire dangers".

The weather change poses fire risks, in particular around the south-east.

"Potentially you could see some severe fire danger as well, which would trigger a fire weather warning," Mr Hanniffy said.

He said the three factors of drier air flow, gusty winds and warmer temperatures "really bring in those elevated fire dangers".

"Particularly during the second half of Friday, post that trough, and also on Saturday as well, given that you'll still have those breezy westerly conditions around."

Dam unlikely to see consistent rainfall

With the threat of water restrictions hanging ominously over the region, the water levels of the Wivenhoe Dam are unlikely to see significant change due to the storm.

Mr Hanniffy said despite the dam receiving good rainfall on Tuesday, and the chance that it "could see some locally heavy falls" today, this was not the type of weather that could drive real rises.

"Storm activity tends to be a bit more localised rather than when you have a more widespread rain event like we had earlier [this month], so it's going to be pretty sporadic in nature.

"There will be a couple of falls, probably not enough to have any meaningful effect on the Wivenhoe dam."

Snow-like hail and tornado lash Darling Downs in severe storm event .
The BOM says there are "clear signs" that a tornado formed in a Darling Downs town this morning as Queensland's south-east was lashed by a raging storm.The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed reports of a tornado at Pittsworth, south-west of Toowoomba, just before 11:00am.

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