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Severe storms ease in South-East Queensland

Thursday December 12, 2019 - 20:36 EDT

A number of severe storm cells that formed in South-East Queensland have eased but the Bureau of Meteorology has warned more were expected over the coming days.

Up to six severe storms had been detected on the radar this afternoon, from Cherbourg in the north to the NSW border.

They had been forecast to hit parts of Gympie, Somerset, Brisbane city and Moreton Bay.

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) meteorologist Jess Gardener said more storms were expected over the next couple of days, but the wet weather would not be sticking around for long.

"We'd expect those storms to form further west again then move slowly eastwards, probably losing their severe characteristics by the time they get to the coast," Ms Gardener said.

"This whole system will start to move offshore over the next couple of days and we'll see this activity start to ease back through Saturday and Sunday."



It is the second day of storms for the regions.

Brisbane late last night received 130mm, .

Ipswich local Jo Clark said her bone-dry property got 70mm last night, filling the creek for the first time in months.

"We literally trucked some water in yesterday and to come home to the roads flooded. To be honest I cried because it's been tough to stay on," she said.

"We stood out in the rain. We didn't mind at all.

"I just felt elated, relieved. It's really hard to put into words. Any rain at all is liquid gold, it really is."


- ABC

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