WILD WEATHER: The Wide Bay Burnett can expect some storms developing by this afternoon.
WILD WEATHER: The Wide Bay Burnett can expect some storms developing by this afternoon. Daniel Hair

Hail and damaging winds possible for Burnett

UPDATE 2.30PM: 

LARGE hail stones and damaging winds are likely to hit Kingaroy and the South Burnett this afternoon. 

There are several storms in the region at the moment a thunderstorm in Dalby is moving north east towards Kingaroy.

Severe thunderstorms were detected east of Nanango at about 2pm. 

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. 

EARLIER

SEVERE weather warnings are in place for the Wide Bay Burnett as several bands of storms pass through southeast Queensland.

Bureau of Metereology metereologist Chris Joseph said the weather was caused by the upper level trough present in the southeast part of the state.

"We have a very good chance of showers and storms like we got on Sunday night," Mr Joseph said.

"We've seen some active storms near Fraser Island and they're travelling through.

"We're expecting places to get up to 50mm of rain from this band of storms.

"Flash flooding is very possible."

The South Burnett could expect the storm in the next several hours.

"The other band of storms are passing through Ipswich now and are likely to increase this morning and go further to the South Burnett," Mr Joseph said.

Mr Joseph said it was important that people monitor the Bureau of Meteorology's website.

"We advise people to monitor any warnings issued first through Twitter, our website and Facebook later this morning (or) early this afternoon," he said.

This summer is expected to be a lot wetter than previous years.

"We issued it will be a very wet summer, we're currently monitoring the La Nina weather, outlook is for a possibly wet summer," he said.


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