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50 mm per hour as severe storm hits southern Brisbane

Ben Domensino, Thursday March 11, 2021 - 14:27 EDT

A band of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms inundated southern suburbs of Brisbane on Thursday amid an outbreak of severe storms in eastern Australia.

A near-stationary band of rain and storms developed over southeast Queensland late on Thursday morning, targeting areas to the south of the Brisbane River.

A rain gauge at Leslie Harrison Dam recorded 55mm of rain during the hour up to 12:35pm AEST. There were also falls exceeding 30mm per hour at Rochedale and Burbank.

The severe storms are part of a broader outbreak of unsettled weather that's affecting NSW and southern QLD on Thursday.

Image: Rain sweeps over the Gold Coast on Thursday morning. Source: @jac_goes_exploring / Instagram

At 1:30pm AEST, severe thunderstorms warnings were in place for parts of Queensland’s Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Districts, and the Central West Slopes and Plains and parts of North West Slopes and Plains and Upper Western Forecast Districts in NSW.

Keep up to date with the latest warnings in your area during the rest of Thursday, as severe storms could persist through the afternoon and into the evening.

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