Thursday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Norah Head in the evening. Winds turning northerly in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Norah Head. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Friday: Northerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds shifting southerly 15/25 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15/25 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 16:05 EDT
19:30 EDT Severe storms have reached Brisbane and Ipswich leaving thousands without power, with more damaging winds and possibly hail expected this evening.