Sunshine Coast's severe storm warning downgraded
UPDATE: 4PM: The Bureau of Meteorology has downgraded its severe thunderstorm warning for the Sunshine Coast to "general".
EARLIER 2.15PM: The Bureau of Meteorology has upgraded its severe thunderstorm warning for the Sunshine Coast to now include "locally destructive winds", heavy rainfall and giant hailstones.
A tweet by the bureau said it predicted the storm would become "very dangerous" and had the potential to produce winds of 125km/h and cause flash flooding.
The warning comes with an immediate threat for Maroochydore, Caloundra and Caboolture.
⚠️ Severe Thunderstorm Warning - #SEQld updated ⚠️— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) October 28, 2020
Severe storms may produce damaging winds, large hail & heavy rain/flash flooding. Immediate threat locations incl. #Ipswich #Logan #Redcliffe #Caboolture #Caloundra #Maroochydore #SunshineCoast. Warnings: https://t.co/CPcVJXgbzI pic.twitter.com/iPNs4zSc7T
UPDATE 2PM: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie as the region prepares for a second round of wild weather.
The weather bureau has reported severe thunderstorms were detected on the radar near the area south of Toowoomba and the area northeast of Kingaroy, Blackbutt, Yarraman, Murgon, Cherbourg and Toogoolawah.
These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to southeast and are forecast to affect Laidley, Gatton, Jimna, Mount Mee, Wamuran and Woodford by 2.20 pm.
Residents have been warned to prepare their homes.
The threat of severe thunderstorms isn't over yet for the Coast after Tuesday's wet weather caused havoc across the southeast, with the potential for hail and damaging winds.
Weather bureau forecaster Pieter Claassen said residents should expect a "carbon copy" of Tuesday's drenching.
He said showers and thunderstorms were likely across the region, with the potential of the wet weather becoming severe in the afternoon.
"(That includes) heavy rainfall, potentially hail and damaging winds with a few of the more isolated storms," he said.
Anywhere between 15-40mm of rainfall is expected to soak the Coast on Wednesday, with a chance of higher totals if storms roll across the region.
Tuesday's wild weather caused destruction across the southeast, with reports of flooded streets and train tracks, collapsed roofs and thousands without power.
TransLink suspended its Sunshine Coast train services between Eudlo and Mooloolah in the afternoon after rain flooded the tracks, and the RACQ urged motorists to drive safely and residents to tie down loose objects.
Mr Claassen said the highest rainfall totals were recorded south of the Coast, with the Caboolture region experiencing more than 100mm.
He said broadly the region saw about 30mm of rain.
WHERE THE RAIN FELL AS OF 9AM:
Bald Knob: 14mm
Diamond Valley: 20mm
Sippy Downs: 15mm
Mountain Creek: 25mm
Pelican Waters: 27mm
Glasshouse Mountains: 29mm
Yandina Creek: 40mm
Upper Doonan: 32mm
Coolum West: 33mm
Bli Bli: 60mm
Maroochydore Depot: 35mm
Sunshine Coast Airport: 35mm
Kin Kin: 17mm
Boreen Point: 23mm
Lake Cooroibah: 18mm
Mount Tinbeerwah: 30mm
Double Island Point: 67mm