Thursday: Northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots, more variable in the east. Winds in the east becoming northeasterly up to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Friday: Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots but more variable in the west, reaching up to 20 knots inshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre.Issued Thu 16:06 EDT
20:38 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.