READERS have captured the fury of a severe storm that lashed Toowoomba and surrounds on Thursday afternoon.

Joy Dill described the sound of large hail hitting her shade cover as "like the revving engines of a huge jet" before it punched through the roof.

The wild weather caused chaos on city roads with emergency services responding to a number of incidents in Toowoomba within minutes of each other.

Four cars have collided at the intersection of Ruthven and Stenner Sts in Kearneys Spring.

There are no reported entrapments in the incident.

Joy Dill sent in this photo of the hail-damaged roof.
Joy Dill sent in this photo of the hail-damaged roof. Joy Dill

 

Across town, two cars have collided at the corner of Taylor and Tor Sts.

Emergency services are urging motorists to delay travel where possible until the storm passes.

Garry Wilkinson captured this image of a lightning bolt.

Did you catch the wild weather? Share your photos and video with us on our Facebook page or email to news@thechronicle.com.au.

Chronicle reader Garry Wilkinson captured this image of a lightning strike taken from Glenvale looking towards Wellcamp.
Chronicle reader Garry Wilkinson captured this image of a lightning strike taken from Glenvale looking towards Wellcamp. Garry Wilkinson

EARLIER: SEVERE thunderstorms are expected to hit the region bringing with them hail and damaging winds.  

The Bureau of Meteorology released a severe thunderstorm warning this afternoon for people in parts of Dalby and the Toowoomba area.

"The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2.55pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar south of Chinchilla," BOM said.

"Thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect the area south west of Dalby, Cecil Plains and Tipton by 3.55pm."

The bureau has warned damaging winds and large hail stones were likely.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt. 

Another update will be issued shortly.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Dalby and Toowoomba.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Dalby and Toowoomba. Contributed

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