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Hail at Stanthorpe
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe).

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary, the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 8.15pm.

Earlier, BOM reports a dangerous thunderstorm had developed and was headed for suburbs north of Brisbane.

Queensland's storms started to develop about 2pm, affecting first the Granite Belt and Darling Downs

There was golf-ball and even tennis-ball-sized hail smashing Stanthorpe about 4.30pm.
The ferocity of the downpour of hail surprised many weatherwatchers.


The storms continued to hit Ipswich and then Brisbane, with spectacular displays of lightning.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned that, at 7:50 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near southern Lake Wivenhoe and the D'Aguilar Ranges.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.

They are forecast to affect Strathpine, Lake Samsonvale, Kallangur, Narangba, Dayboro and Burpengary by 8:20 pm.