Menu
News

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.

WEEKEND FROM HELL: SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS TO BELT COAST

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

 

Topics:  editors picks lightning storm weather


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Footy dad: I can hold my head high

Geoffrey Whittaker says it's 'awesome' to see justice served after enduring a trial this week. He was found not guilty of assault.

'I'm glad I'm not the one that looks like the idiot any more'

Footy fight: Coach accused of spiteful, 'vicious' act

Geoffrey James Whittaker, who has pleaded not guilty to assault charges at a football carnival.

'Sometimes it's appropriate to defend oneself by striking first'

Dad 'head-butted' footy coach during kids' rugby carnival

Geoffrey Whittaker has pleaded not guilty two assault charges. The offences are alleged to have occurred during a children's football carnival in 2016.

Geoffrey James Whittaker pleads not guilty to two assault charges

Local Partners