16,000 Without Power As 'Very Dangerous' Storm Lashes South East Queensland
South East Queensland has been battered by powerful storms, with destructive winds and heavy rain cutting power to tens of thousands of residents on Tuesday.
The widespread storms stretched from Noosa to the Gold Coast region, with strong wind gusts of up to 96 kilometres per hour recorded at Nambour at 4:34pm.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were cancelled for all regions in Queensland by 8:30pm.
"The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed," the Bureau of Meteorology said.
"But the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary."
Some 16,031 customers in areas including the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City, Somerset Regional and Scenic Rim Regional councils were still being affected by power outages after 9pm.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Bureau of Meteorology had warned that a 'very dangerous' storm was detected on the weather radar near Beaudesert.
The storm headed towards the Gold Coast with footage showing hail stopping the fun at Warner Bros Movie World theme park.
Winds were so strong in some areas that a roof was ripped off a home in Darling Downs town Clifton when a freak storm hit near Toowoomba.
Queensland Ambulance said three people were inside the home at the time but none were injured.
It comes as forecasters issued Queensland's first flood warning since May last year for a shire that's been fully drought-declared for six long, hard years.
The past week of showers and storms has pushed the Paroo River at Caiwarro, in outback Bulloo shire, to minor flood levels.
More rain is expected over the catchment in coming days, the river at Hungerford is likely to exceed that on Wednesday or Thursday.