Lightning storm in Brisbane
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More than 4,500 homes in Brisbane have been left without power after a severe storm hit the Queensland capital just after 2.30 pm on Tuesday.

Properties were without power after 10,000 lightning strikes hit the city of Brisbane.

Flights at Brisbane Airport were also delayed in the chaos, while reports of road accidents were recorded in the Chermside, Greenslopes and Auchenflower area, reported 9news.

Severe weather warnings were cancelled by the Bureau of Meteorology at around 4.15pm who commented in a statement that: 'The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed however thunderstorms are still occurring in the area with small hail possible.'

Brisbane residents were battered by both hail and torrential rains, as large thunderstorms hit south-east Queensland.

Dark clouds moved over the city just before 3 pm on Tuesday after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the region.

The warning followed the detection of two severe thunderstorm cells tracking eastward from near Esk and Kilcoy, respectively, earlier in the afternoon.

'It's still moving eastward, it's still around,' forecaster Kev Hutchins told AAP of the city-bound cell.

'It's a fairly large cell, too.'

The storm area was about 50km in length from Caboolture down towards Logan, and encompassed the larger cell moving towards Brisbane's eastern suburbs and a second, smaller cell tracking towards Beaudesert.

Pictures posted to social media by Brisbane residents showed the incoming weather changes with dark grey clouds forming over the city-centre.

The public commented on posts made to Twitter that 'a mean looking sky' was headed towards Brisbane, 'lurking menacingly,' in the sky, before hitting the city.

The bureau had warned large hailstones could fall but Mr Hutchins said: 'Only small stones had been reported in Toowoomba and some Brisbane suburbs.'

'Morayfield and Burpengary had received 57mm and 26mm deluges since the cell hit the area,' continued Mr Hutchins.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicted that severe thunderstorms were set to hit areas near Harrisville, Lake Manchester, Upper Brookfield, Mount Nebo, Highvale and Dayboro.

The forecast affected areas such as Strathpine, Albany Creek, Lake Samsonvale, Kallangur, Narangba and Burpengary by 2:50 pm and Brisbane CBD, Redcliffe, Brighton, Scarborough, Deception Bay waters and Beachmere by 3:20 pm.

The massive super cells came after a severe hailstorm hit Indooroopilly on Monday, reported the ABC.

South-east Queensland residents were met with 'golfball sized hail' and a downpour of heavy rains.

The Bureau of Meterology, cautioned those in and around Brisbane's CBD of the heavy rainfall, hail and thunder that seemed like it wasn't going to ease up anytime soon.

'We saw some rapid cooling in Ipswich, which dropped six degrees in half an hour, and further north, Gladstone went down by 10 in the space of an hour,' James Casey, Weatherzone meteorologist told The Courier Mail .

Mr Casey said it isn't unusual that storms at this scale happen during the month of September and locals shouldn't be surprised.

It wasn't long before social media erupted with photos and videos on Monday, showing the wild weather as locals recorded their backyards turning white with hail.