Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie in the morning. Winds turning easterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots turning northerly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Thu 16:14 EDT
20:19 EDT Social media has lit up with striking images from a storm cell that has battered Brisbane and South East Queensland, smashing windows, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting power to thousands of homes and businesses.