Joanne N Eddie Huntley‎ posted this photo to the Higgins Storm Chasing Facebook page from Kingaroy.
Joanne N Eddie Huntley‎ posted this photo to the Higgins Storm Chasing Facebook page from Kingaroy.

Severe thunderstorm drops hail in South Burnett

6:20 PM

A SEVERE storm warning is current for Cherbourg and parts of the Gympie, Dalby, South Burnett and Toowoomba Council Areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the area northeast of Dalby.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect the area northeast of Kingaroy, Bell, Wondai and Cherbourg by 6:55 pm and Bunya Mountains, Murgon and Goomeri by 7:25 pm.

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Up to golf ball sized hail recorded in Kingaroy.

Kingaroy

Posted by Ron Oliver on Monday, November 30, 2015

EARLIER: A SEVERE thunderstorm is expected to affect Kingaroy and the South Burnett tonight.

Bureau of Meteorology detected severe thunderstorms on the weather radar near Pomona and the Bunya Mountains at 5.20 pm.

The severe thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast.

They are forecast to affect the area south of Kingaroy 6.25 pm.

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Move your car under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure loose outdoor items.
  • Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
  • 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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 6.25 pm.

The Bureau of Meteorology has detected a thunderstorm heading for Kingaroy.
The Bureau of Meteorology has detected a thunderstorm heading for Kingaroy. Contributed
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