Second day of storms predicted over south-east - Bureau of Meteorology

DOWNPOUR: Heavy rain at Raby Bay on Tuesday afternoon.

DOWNPOUR: Heavy rain at Raby Bay on Tuesday afternoon.


THE Redlands may be in the firing line for more thunderstorms this afternoon, with a severe storm warning extended across the whole south-east region.

According to the weather bureau, severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding in the coming hours.

Storms at southern Logan and the Sunshine Coast look to be moving either side of the Redlands.

Sandbagging stations are open at Cleveland, as well as North Stradbroke, Macleay and Russell islands.


HEAVY rains lashed the south-east yesterday and the weather bureau is predicting more to come today.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a thunderstorm forecast, predicting severe storms with isolated supercells (rotating thunderstorms) for most of south-east Queensland.

There is a chance of destructive winds up to 125km/h, hail and flash flooding.

Meteorologist Rosa Hof said severe storms will possibly continue today with between five and 20mm of rain expected over Brisbane to Gold Coast.

Flash floods and damaging winds hit the Redlands, Logan and Scenic Rim yesterday afternoon.

The BOM station at Alexandra Hills recorded up to 32.4mm rain in an hour while 19.2mm came down at Logan, the Bureau of Meteorology reported.

The weather bureau is expecting thunderstorms today with possible hazards including damaging to destructive winds, large to giant hail and heavy rainfall which could potentially lead to flash flooding.

Ms Hof said the storm will ease back from the end of Wednesday, with a warm end to the week peaking on Friday with 3 to 8 degrees above average maximum temperatures.

The chance of showers and storms returns to the east coast on Saturday but is not expected to be as active as yesterday's storm.

Sandbagging stations set up

Redland City Council has established self-service sandbagging stations across the city as heavy rainfall continues to develop.

The sandbagging stations will be open at the following times and locations:


South Street Depot - From 7am to 6pm on Wednesday October 28.

North Stradbroke Island

Outside the council depot on Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich - open all hours. Sand and bags supplied; please take your own shovel.

Russell Island

Outside the council depot on Cambridge Road - open all hours.

Macleay Island

Outside the council depot on Scarborough Terrace - open all hours from 7am on Wednesday October 28.

Residents are permitted a maximum of six sand bags per household.