Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe storm warning for Capricornia
Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe storm warning for Capricornia Bureau of Meteorology

113kmh winds as Capricornia weather warning remains

UPDATE 6.15PM: CLERMONT recorded a wind gust of 113kmh this evening as a severe thunderstorm warning remains for Capricornia.

The heavens opened up earlier today and hail pelted down as a storm cell passed over Rockhampton.

Wind gusts peaked at 50kmh in Rockhampton 2.19pm, but only 4.4mm quenched the searing hot CBD.

Some areas of Depot Hill, and a blackout left City Centre Plaza shoppers in the dark about 3pm.

This evening's warning is issued for Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone, Marlborough, Bundaberg, Monto and the Town of 1770.

The BoM advise severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours

UPDATE 3.10PM: POWER has been restored at the City Centre Plaza on Fitzroy and Bolsover streets.

Hail and blackouts were reported as a super storm cell hit Rockhampton over the past hour.

UPDATE 3PM: HAIL and blackouts have been reported as a severe storm cell makes it way across the coast.

Hail has been reported in Bajool by a member of the popular Who Got the Rain? Facebook page.

WATCH: SUPER STORM CELL HITS ROCKY CBD

Reports have also come in from readers of hail at Depot Hill.

Electricity has also gone out at the City Centre Plaza according to a staff member of Prouds Jewellers.

BREAKING: BATTEN down the hatches!

A severe thunderstorm warning has just been released by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Capricorn region.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Rockhampton, Biloela, Yeppoon and Marlborough.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees
  • Secure loose outdoor items
  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500

A warning update is due to by 4.30pm.



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