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Damaging winds and hailstones warned by BOM

Thunderstorm rolling in this afternoon
Thunderstorm rolling in this afternoon

AT 3.25pm this afternoon, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the South East Queensland including the Moreton Bay Region with potential for damaging wind and large hailstones.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Jimna, Lamington National Park and the area south of Canungra. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely.

The next warning is due to be issued at 4:25 this afternoon.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises you should:

  * Move your car under cover or away from trees.

   * Secure loose outdoor items.

   * 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.

Stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest weather updates. Log onto the weather bureau's website to assist in monitor your local conditions. You can view weather radar images and rainfall gauge and river height information at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood , weather forecasts at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts and warnings at www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings

MoretonAlert

Local residents and businesses can register to receive free alerts about severe weather and flash-flooding events via text or voice message and e-mail.

Register online at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/moretonalert or call council on 3205 0555.

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