Storm watch: Severe cells roll across southeast

 

THE Bureau of Meteorology is tracking two dangerous thunderstorms in southeast Queensland that are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.

A severe storm warning for the Somerset, Scenic Rim and Moreton Bay regions was activated at 3.50pm.

BOM severe storm warnings issues for southeast Queensland 13/12/19. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology
BOM severe storm warnings issues for southeast Queensland 13/12/19. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

BOM warned that severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area northwest of Esk and south of the NSW border.

They were moving towards the northeast and forecast to affect Toogoolawah by 4.20pm and Kilcoy, the area west of Kilcoy, Border Ranges National Park and Mount Kilcoy by 4.50pm.

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

A more general storm warning is active for Dalby, Kingaroy, Beaudesert, Carnarvon National Park, Esk, Imbil, Kilcoy, Mount Tamborine and Nanango.