Hail falling outside NewsMail building
Hail falling outside NewsMail building Emma Reid

PHOTOS: Hailstones hit Bundaberg

UPDATE 2.34pm: Hail has fallen across Bundaberg.

While only a short stint of hail, it was long enough for residents around the region to snap some images of the fallen hail.

NewsMail journalist Crystal Jones took this photo of hail outside the office on Woondooma St.
NewsMail journalist Crystal Jones took this photo of hail outside the office on Woondooma St. Crystal Jones

Ben Turnbull also captured hail on the Hummock.

Local resident Ben Turnbull snapped this photo of hail which hit the Hummock.
Local resident Ben Turnbull snapped this photo of hail which hit the Hummock. Ben Turnbull

 

EARLIER: JUST after lunch the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Bundaberg.

According to BoM the storm are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Coolangatta and Ipswich.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

* Move your car under cover or away from trees.

* Secure loose outdoor items.

* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.

* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 3:55 pm.