The severe storm cells were first detected on the radar for Sunday afternoon in the Somerset and South Burnett region and continued to hit many centres throughout the evening.

Numerous storm cells have hit southeast Queensland, bringing some relief to firefighters battling the bushfires.

The severe storm cells were first detected on the radar for Sunday afternoon in the Somerset and South Burnett region and continued to hit many centres throughout the evening.

The storms were accompanied by large hail and damaging winds with the much needed heavy rainfall.

It was reported that Wattle Camp, near Kingaroy received golf ball sized hail.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the storm cell near Kingaroy was “behaving funnily” as it formed on the outflow boundary from earlier storms to the south, and the sea breeze.

A meteorologist from the Bureau of Meteorology, Lauren Pattie said the storms had dumped rain on some of the bushfire impacted regions.

“There is a storm currently over the Mount Stanley bushfire,” she said.

Ms Pattie mentioned that 17mm of rain was recorded in the Blackbutt region where some bushfires were also burning.

“There are other fires getting impacted by storms in the southern central highlands, however there is not much rainfall out of those,” she said.

“As it’s moved east, we’ve seen five or so millimetres (of rain) to a number of places just to the southeast of Kingaroy.”

As the system heads in a northerly direction towards Gympie, unfortunately the storms are unlikely to have any positive impact on the fires burning in the Somerset region

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