Savage lightning storm lights up Sunshine Coast

The lightning from Bradman Ave, Maroochydore.
The lightning from Bradman Ave, Maroochydore. Scott Campbell

THE Sunshine Coast was treated to a spectacular lightning display overnight as severe storms slammed into most parts of the region.

The storms built up across the afternoon and started arriving about 5.20pm, first touching down in the northern parts of the Coast, dumping 65mm on Tewantin.

The lightning display as seen from Moffatt Beach.
The lightning display as seen from Moffatt Beach. Heath Doman Photography

Southern parts of the Sunshine Coast were next to cop it with wild thunderstorms bringing an intense display of lightning to Caloundra and Beerwah about 8.30pm.

The storms hit Maroochydore and Buderim about 9pm.


The storm over northern Caboolture.
The storm over northern Caboolture. David Hicks

Rainfall totals were as follows:

  • Ewen Maddock Dam: 4mm
  • Sippy Downs: 0mm
  • Palmview: 0mm
  • Landsborough: 19mm
  • Beerwah: 28mm
  • Glasshouse Mountains: 10mm
  • Eumundi: 10mm
  • Mapleton: 6mm
  • Yandina: 34mm
  • Doonan Creek: 3mm
  • Coolum: 4mm
  • Woombye: 1mm
  • Bli Bli: 34mm
  • Nambour: 4mm
  • Mount Tinbeerwah: 12mm
  • Tewantin: 65mm
  • Noosa Heads: 94mm
  • Maleny: 15mm
  • Baroon Pocket Dam: 9mm
  • Cooroy: 29mm
Bli Bli lightning strike.
Bli Bli lightning strike. Jesse Van Der Meer


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