Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Queensland Regional Office
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND
Issued at 7:04 pm Sunday, 19 June 2016.
Heavy activity has contracted to the Gold Coast region, however rainfall rates
are not currently severe.
Conditions have eased from the Sunshine Coast down to Brisbane, however
conditions could still be quite hazardous due to local flooding. If it's
flooded, forget it!
The next warning is due to be issued by 8:05 pm.
A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the
Southeast Coast district.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire
and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Beach shack owners in South Australia say urgent action is needed, after storm erosion has put their properties at risk of falling into the sea.
The Bega Valley Shire Council is caught in a perfect storm of insurers and governments avoiding claims to repair storm damage to a heritage wharf.
During a thunderstorm, approximately 20 percent of lightning strikes reach the ground and the rest occur within the cloud.