Thursday: South to southeasterly 20/25 knots, easing to 15/20 knots late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres. Friday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots, increasing to south to southeasterly 20/25 knots during the afternoon, easing to southeasterly 15/20 knots late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 15/20 knots shifting north to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Thu 16:13 CDT
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.