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Severe thunderstorms lashing Queensland

Guy Dixon, Saturday January 30, 2016 - 10:48 EDT

Dangerous thunderstorms moved over parts of QLD yesterday afternoon and throughout the evening, delivering damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy deluges.

Bundaberg South picked up some of the state's heaviest rainfall to 9am, with 133mm falling, usurped only by Tiaro Alert, located just south of Maryborough which collected 166mm to 9am.

This is not far from where heavy rain also collected during the 24 hours prior, where Mapleton received 148mm.

These storms were at their heaviest for some parts during the early-mid afternoon where Toowoomba picked up 27mm within the space of 10 minutes. Similarly, Rathdowney managed to collect 66mm within half an hour, matched by Kin Kin which picked up 35mm in 15 minutes.

Coolangatta, which picked up 71mm to 9am has not seen rain this heavy since May last year.

Along with this heavy rainfall came damaging wind gusts of up to 111 km/h at Oakey, closely followed by a 90 km/h gust at Spitfire Channel.

Large hail was also reported near the New South Wales border.

Queensland is in for another big storm day today, with the same deep low pressure trough likely to trigger very active cells this afternoon.

The area of greatest instability looks to be positioned over a similar area as yesterday, perhaps slightly further north and east.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2016

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