Severe storm warning issued for Toowoomba, Darling Downs
The warning, which runs from Rockhampton right down to the southeast, is being caused by a series of upper troughs running through the region.
“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours,” the warnings said.
“Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Maroochydore, Gympie, Gladstone, Emerald, Rockhampton, Ipswich, Kingaroy, Coolangatta, Caboolture, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba.
The next warning is due to be issued at 3.15pm.
“If severe thunderstorms develop in the southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed severe thunderstorm warning will be issued to people in this area,” the warning said.
Residents are being urged to move cars undercover or away from trees, secure loose outdoor items and be aware of potential falling trees and powerlines.
If you are in any danger, ring triple-0 immediately.
Originally published as Severe storm warning issued for Toowoomba, Darling Downs