More wild weather predicted after Kingaroy hail storm

TUESDAY, 9AM: Kingaroy Shoppingworld opened for business this morning after closing early last night.

South Burnett SES souther controller Arthur Dawson said local crews received about eight callouts last night.

"We had broken skylights and trees blown over into driveways," he said. 

"There was nothing major we have had a report about."

TUESDAY, 7.30AM:  MORE thunderstorms could be on their way to the South Burnett following Monday night's hail downpour in Kingaroy.

The Bureau of Meteorology said there was a change of inland thunderstorms in the Wide Bay and Burnett area on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

 

Hail briefly turned Kingaroy into a winter wonderland about 6pm yesterday.

About 9mm of rain officially fell on the town during the ferocious thunderstorm.

There are reports Woolworths Kingaroy was forced to shut its doors last night due to flooding inside Kingaroy Shoppingworld.

MONDAY, 7PM: HAIL stones fell like snow on Kingaroy after a supercell storm hit the town. 

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rick Threlsall said the supercell hit Kingaroy just after 6pm.

Although only 13mm of rain fell during the storm, there were reports of large hailstones falling heavily.

"There were reports hail stones of three to four centimetres in diameter," he said.

The danger is not over yet, with another thunderstorm possibly hitting Kingaroy in one to two hours.

"That's just moving north east of Dalby now," he said. 

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