A dangerous and severe thunderstorm has hit Roma at a time when destructive winds, heavy showers and huge hailstones are expected in the southern parts of Queensland.
The Maranoa city situated about 479km from Brisbane received a battering from the storm as the cold front continued to track from the east towards the northeast.
Winds moving at speeds of 122km/h were recorded at about 1.39pm on Thursday.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a wild thunderstorm warning for Thursday afternoon to residents living within the Burnett and Wide Bay regions.
Biloela, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Fraser Island and Gin Gin are some of the locations forecast to record heavy showers and strong winds throughout the afternoon.
Various areas of the Capricornia, Warrego, Maranoa, Coalfields, Central Highlands, Granite Belt and the Darling Downs Forecast Districts are also set to be affected.
According to Livio Regano a specialist meteorologist, parts of Brisbane could experience some isolated showers.
“We are certainly expecting a severe thunderstorm this afternoon but mostly in the inland, it isn’t impossible to witness a more severe one here though it’s unlikely,” Ms Regano told Storm Assist.
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