Most of the buildings plunged into darkness were mostly in the Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast regions.
The towns of Woodford and D’Aguilar situated within the Moreton Bay area are some of the worst hit regions so far, with large hailstones damaging homes, properties and trees and branches.
the current weather was synonymous with winter but not typical for this time of the year
Peak temperatures in Queensland ranged between 5-8 degrees Celsius above the average, as Ipswich hit 35 degrees Celsius with Mt Isa peaking at 40 degrees Celsius.
Very dangerous thunderstorms battered the southeastern parts of the state on Saturday, thrashing some areas with tennis ball-sized hailstones.
Queensland has been battered with tennis ball-sized hailstones, with more expected as a series of powerful supercell thunderstorms track across the southeast parts of Queensland.
Heavy showers continue to pound various parts of the state even as the expected “very dangerous” and “life-threatening” thunderstorms ceased, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
The cold front is tracking off Australia’s east coast, bringing about cold as well as gusty winds, a Weatherzone spokesman has told stormassist.com.au
He said the slight storm only lasted for about half an hour, but dumped 23mm
The La Niña is announcing its arrival with heavy moisture coming in from the Coral Sea and as this moisture collides with central Australia’s instability, it’s set to cause widespread thunderstorms in the continent’s eastern half later this week.