Stormclouds off the Caloundra coast this afternoon
Stormclouds off the Caloundra coast this afternoon

Hail warning cancelled after less than 45 minutes

LATEST: IT appears a looming hail storm for the Sunshine Coast has disappeared as soon as it arrived with the Bureau of Meteorology cancelling its warning in less than 45 minutes after its release.

The "severe thunderstorm warning" was released at 3.21pm and cancelled by 3.57pm.

A broader warning for the entire south-east Queensland area has also been cancelled.

 

EARLIER:

THUNDERSTORMS are heading towards the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay with the Bureau of Meteorology warning "large hailstones are likely", as are damaging winds.

According to the BOM warning, the thunderstorms are moving northeast for Caloundra, expected to start hitting before 4pm as it then begins to move off shore.

A secondary and more general weather warning has also been put out for Maroochydore, Caloundra and Caboolture.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

-Move your car under cover or away from trees.

-Secure loose outdoor items.

-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. 

 

Bureau of Meteorology storm tracking map
Bureau of Meteorology storm tracking map


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