Severe storms that are headed for the Sunshine Coast have already cut the power to more than 1000 homes and businesses surrounding the region.
Severe storms that are headed for the Sunshine Coast have already cut the power to more than 1000 homes and businesses surrounding the region.

Storms cut power to more than 2000 homes

Severe storms that are headed for the Sunshine Coast have already cut the power to more than 2000 homes and businesses surrounding the region.

According to Energex, the mass outages include Beerwah, Booroobin, D'Aguilar, Kilcoy, Mt Kilcoy, Obi Obi, Peachester, Wamuran and Woodford.

Beerwah and Kilcoy alone have more than 1000 outages between them.

The Bureau of Meteorology has upgraded its severe thunderstorm warning for the Sunshine Coast to now include "locally destructive winds", heavy rainfall and giant hailstones.

The bureau said these thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast.

"Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Caboolture, the area southwest of Caloundra, Peachester, Landsborough, Crohamhurst and Maleny by 2.40pm and Maroochydore, Caloundra, waters off Caloundra, waters off Maroochydore, waters off Bribie Island and northern Bribie Island by 3.10pm," the bureau said in a tweet.

"Damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding are likely."

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