A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for south-east Queensland.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for south-east Queensland. Bureau of Meteorology

Thunderstorms pass as sunny Easter Sunday comes to an end

UPDATE 7.30PM: A severe thunderstorm warning for south-east Queensland has been lifted.

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


UPDATE 5.15PM: Flash flooding is possible this evening as severe thunderstorms develop over south-east Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a weather warning for damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

The warning says locations which may be affected include Maroochydore, Caloundra and Caboolture areas, as well as the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands and Kingaroy.

At 5.10pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Logan City, Mount Nebo, the D'Aguilar Ranges and Lake Somerset.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.

They are forecast to affect Beenleigh, Strathpine, Mount Mee and Wamuran by 5:40 pm and Brisbane CBD, Cleveland, Redcliffe and Caboolture by 6:10 pm.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should: 

  • Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters. 
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. 
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm. 
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 
  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 5.25 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.