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Storms chargning towards Brisbane

Rob Sharpe, Tuesday April 16, 2013 - 14:19 EST

Thunderstorms developed along the SE QLD ranges around midday before heading east towards the coast.

A thunderstorm has just brought 7mm in 10 minutes to Ipswich and is now firing on its way to Brisbane's southern suburbs. By 1pm this storm had just brushed Gatton dropping the temperatures by 5 degrees in 10 minutes and bringing 0.8mm.

A broad low pressure trough stretching across NSW and QLD is providing significant instability for thunderstorms in southeastern Queensland. At midday storms sparked along the ranges and quickly moved east.

These thunderstorms will push further east affecting locations from the Tweed to the Sunshine Coast. The first storms will begin reaching Brisbane and coastal suburbs from 3pm. Further thunderstorms are developing further north in the Central Highlands and Coalfields and the Central West.

Severe thunderstorms are a low risk with damaging wind gusts the most likely feature today. There is also a slight risk of large hail mostly for inland areas. Make sure that you keep track of severe thunderstorm warnings at http://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp?lt=wzstate&lc=qld

Tomorrow, showers and storms will be limited to southeastern QLD as the trough will move further east. Thunderstorms are unlikely to be severe and should be less widespread than today.

- Weatherzone

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