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Brisbane storm brings short burst of heavy rain as giant hail falls on Sunshine and Gold coasts

Friday December 13, 2019 - 20:22 EDT
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In Melawondi, near Kandanga and Imbil, residents have been collecting the hailstones in buckets. - ABC

An early afternoon storm system brought fierce winds and golf-ball-sized hail to the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

In Brisbane, the burst of rain was short-lived but caused flash-flooding during peak hour in some northern suburbs including Albion.

Scroll through our gallery to see how the south-east fared.

Sunshine Coast


Gold Coast



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