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Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for southeast Queensland

Rick Threlfall, Saturday January 16, 2021 - 16:01 EDT

Southeast Queensland has sweltered through a hot and muggy day, with temperatures hitting 35C in Ipswich and Brisbane this afternoon (Saturday). The heat and humidity, combined with an upper-level trough, have triggered some severe thunderstorms in the region and thunderstorm warnings have been issued.

Radar image at 2pm AEDT Saturday 15th January


A south-easterly wind change is moving north through the Brisbane area and much cooler conditions have already spread to the Gold Coast. These cooler conditions will spread north to Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast later this afternoon, bringing some much needed relief from the heat.

More severe thunderstorms are likely for parts of southeast Queensland through the rest of the afternoon and early evening but are expected to weaken by late evening.

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