Storm clouds and lightning over the Brisbane river looking toward south Bank from Kangaroo Point cliffs, on Wednesday October 26, 2017. AAP Image/Steve Pohlner
Storm clouds and lightning over the Brisbane river looking toward south Bank from Kangaroo Point cliffs, on Wednesday October 26, 2017. AAP Image/Steve Pohlner

Multiple storms sweep through southeast Queensland

A SEVERE thunderstorm overnight has wreaked havoc on the Moreton Bay region, with at least one roof sheared off a house.

Around 1200 homes and business are expected to be without power for much of today due to significant storm damage, Energex says.

"We have the town centre up and running and will ship some large generators in to assist this morning," an Energex spokesman said.

 

 

The SES has attended at least one call out for significant storm damage in Dayboro.

It is understood Dayboro was hit the hardest by damaging wind and a flurry of hail.

A local tree lopper said it was the worst storm he'd seen in the area.

 

 

"We've just been hit by the worst storm we've ever seen here in Dayboro," he said.

"Hope everyone is alright."

In a social media post, Farm Animal Rescue said many trees had come down and the sanctuary had suffered hail damage.

"Near miss by a large branch falling near the broiler house. We have no power or water but will update tomorrow. Never a dull day!" they wrote.

Local photographer Mickey Storr captured alarming video footage of strong winds and hail sweeping past his house.

 

Brisbane City, seen from Hamilton on the city’s northside, lights up during a storm on Sunday night. Picture: AAP Image/Steve Pohlner
Brisbane City, seen from Hamilton on the city’s northside, lights up during a storm on Sunday night. Picture: AAP Image/Steve Pohlner

 

"This was the craziest storm I have ever been part of," he said.

"I moved all our chairs before the storm but these two. I only found one. The other is at least 100 metres away in the neighbouring farm."

Mr Storr said he suffered only minor damage and fared better than some of his neighbours.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning yesterday evening and had tagged the cell very dangerous.

 

It is understood two storm systems rolled through the area last night - the largest at 6pm and a less destructive cell at about 8pm.

The nearest BOM weather observation point is Beerburrum, so the immediate capacity of the storms are unclear.

Forecaster Michael Paech said another round of severe storms could not be ruled out for the area today.

 

 

Severe storms are also forecast for today, with Rockhampton and Emerald more likely to receive damaging winds and large hail than Brisbane.

Senior meteorologist Michelle Berry yesterday said storms were being forecast for several areas across the state.

"We are still expecting a chance of a shower or storm throughout much of the southeast corner and actually much of the state has a chance of a storm today," she said.

"Especially in the southeast corner a chance of a severe storm and there is a possibility for it to move through Brisbane,"

"The most likely phenomena is damaging wind gusts and large hail, also a chance of locally heavy falls."


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