According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the thunderstorms could resemble the dangerous weather that caused damage to homes and ripped off roofs earlier this month in Springfield Lakes, southwest of Brisbane.
The storm triggered a warning from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services advising people living in Western Australia’s southwest, Great Southern and South Coastal as well as in Central Wheatbelt and Lower West districts to take immediate steps to mitigate the risks.
Warm air tracking ahead of the trough will deliver a warm day for New South Wales as a high-pressured ridge keeps Queensland and southwest WA clear.
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).
Residents of northern NSW and southeast Queensland have been asked to expect another extreme weather day as conditions are forecast to be harsher than yesterday.
Wet weather is predicted in South Australia and the Northern Territory, with possible storms expected in parts of WA later today.
The developing system forecast to intensify on Friday and Saturday, is set to affect Queensland, north-east Victoria and New South Wales.
An extreme weather warning has been issued for several parts of the state as heavy rainfall is forecast throughout the state all morning and for the rest of the day.
Hailstorms are a natural phenomenon that continues to wreak havoc in most parts of Australia. Damage caused by hailstorms causes a lot of distress to households and businesses alike as it directly impacts their properties and financial status.
Apparently, Australia records about 60 tornadoes each year, mostly in New South Wales and Queensland, with Victoria recording just one or two in a year.