A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for south-east Queensland including Brisbane city this afternoon. The warning also extended to Ipswich, Somerset, the Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Moreton Bay.
At 4.26pm the weather radar detected severe thunderstorms near Ipswich, Fernvale, Marburg and the area south of Helidon, the Courier Mail reports.
It’s predicted the storms will bring damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding. There are already reports of golf-ball sized hail at Mount Silvia, south of Gatton, and of small hailstones in Esk and Ipswich.
Channel Ten weather reporter Josh Hold was quoted by the Courier as saying there was a “rapid severe development” of the storms throughout the south-east in the lead up to peak hour. There are reports of golf-ball sized hail at Mount Silvia, south of Gatton.
Translink says trains on the Ipswich Rosewood line have already suffered a brief suspension because of the weather, although services have now resumed.
Update: The severe weather warning was cancelled at 7.30pm.