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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Been Issued for Brisbane So You Might Want to Stay Inside

Stay safe and dry — we're expecting "damaging winds and large hailstones".
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
December 01, 2019
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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Been Issued for Brisbane So You Might Want to Stay Inside

Stay safe and dry — we're expecting "damaging winds and large hailstones".
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
December 01, 2019
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It's the first day of summer in Brisbane, which usually means blue skies. But it just got rather dark and grey outside. And in this city of ours during the warmer months, that only means one thing: a storm is coming. So if you're currently reading this from somewhere dry and cosy, we suggest that you keep it that way for the rest of your Sunday afternoon.

Brisbane isn't just in for any old wet weather, either. The Bureau of Meteorology has reported that "damaging winds and large hailstones" is expected with storms sweeping through the Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and southeast coast regions. That includes Brisbane, Kingaroy, Ipswich, Caboolture, the Gold Coast and Coolangatta — and while a specific time hasn't been predicted, the wild weather is expected to arrive "over the next several hours".

BOM has been forecasting storms across southeast Queensland since this morning, after similar conditions further inland yesterday — in St George, a wind gust of 95 kilometres per hour was recorded. The Bureau also predicts that, when the weather system moves eastward overnight tonight, it'll leave behind "strong, dry, gusty westerly winds", which'll increase the fire danger tomorrow.

As the storms approach today, the usual common sense tactics obviously apply: secure loose outdoor items and stay inside. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services's number is 132 500 if you need SES assistance.

Weather-wise, the storms are set to subside after tonight, with tomorrow set to be a windy but dry 34-degree day. Get ready for more toasty weather as the week progresses — and all summer, really — with temperatures remaining in the mid-30s, and even forecast to hit 37 degrees on Thursday.

Stay dry out there. And remember to check Live TrafficTranslink and BOM for warnings and updates.

Published on December 01, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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