Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large possibly Giant Hail, Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 3:26 pm Wednesday, 12 May 2021.

Giant hail reported with a severe thunderstorm near Esk.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:15 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Esk and the area northwest of Esk. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Somerset Dam, Toogoolawah and Lake Somerset by 3:45 pm and Kilcoy, the area west of Kilcoy and Mount Mee by 4:15 pm.

Giant hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

5cm hail reported south of Toogoolawah at 3:20pm.

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.


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