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#1431543 - 24/08/2017 06:51 SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017
Ken Kato Offline
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Still on track for thunderstorms in our region later today (Thursday) as a triple point gets set up in far SE QLD between the NNE to NW winds, SW winds inland, and S'ly winds surging up the coast.
Synoptics involve a front and associated upper trough.

If lucky, I wouldn't be surprised if some places got storms bordering on severe (strong winds, hail).

Fairly stiff steering winds from the WNW this arvo so any convection should move at a reasonable pace, 40-50kt of shear in the 0-6km layer, reasonable instability and we lie near the right exit region of a jet streak.

BUT there's still the complicating factor of the patchy morning cloud/hit and miss showers which have drifted across as expected.
Still, the dynamics look alright enough to me to support storms in our region.

Below is the latest upgraded (but still largely untested and experimental) version of my thunderstorm script for 6am to midnight today - I'd rather test it against more past cases first before I'm willing to pay much attention to it:



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#1431545 - 24/08/2017 07:32 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Moisture would seem to be a concern with a rather westerly dominated set up. Yesterday's forecast for SScoast was for late morning storms I think, and it wouldn't surprise me if this is the result and that after lunch it might be too dry.

But if it dries out in the middle of the day and then the seabreeze pushes moisture back in after a clearance it might be perfect conditions for an isolated storm cell to really get going with little competition and moderate storm conditions to produce a nasty surprise.

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#1431546 - 24/08/2017 07:35 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Already had thunder down here from a smallish cell from the north west nice to wake up to.

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#1431547 - 24/08/2017 07:44 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: TWEEDSTORM]
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Surprisingly good set-up for late August but still some issues as always. We should definitely see some rain but the question is how severe.

Also Stapylton radar is down for a month...

Looking at the models this morning I think the place to be will be GC/NE NSW. Looks like some strong action pushing through on the far SE coast with the southerly and then bombing offshore.


Edited by Nature's Fury (24/08/2017 07:48)

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#1431548 - 24/08/2017 07:45 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Mike Hauber]
Ken Kato Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike Hauber
Moisture would seem to be a concern with a rather westerly dominated set up. Yesterday's forecast for SScoast was for late morning storms I think, and it wouldn't surprise me if this is the result and that after lunch it might be too dry.

But if it dries out in the middle of the day and then the seabreeze pushes moisture back in after a clearance it might be perfect conditions for an isolated storm cell to really get going with little competition and moderate storm conditions to produce a nasty surprise.


As far as coastal SE QLD goes, especially near the far SE corner, I actually don't see moisture as a problem at all myself - ACCESS-R has more than enough moisture in its forecast soundings across various parts of our region and even at the surface, it's got dewpoints in excess of 15C near the coast as the afternoon NNE seabreeze encroaches onto coastal areas in southern parts.

If anything, I'm still of the thinking that the patchy cloud cover/precip this morning is going to be a bigger factor in whether storms will be widespread or localised later today.

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#1431551 - 24/08/2017 08:01 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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OMG WOW. This could be the most massively hugest start of the most monstrous storm season ever.

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#1431552 - 24/08/2017 08:21 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Watching with interest, any rain is good rain, short sharp shower earlier this morning.

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#1431557 - 24/08/2017 09:16 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Some interesting cloud formations this morning on the Gold Coast. Be interesting to see how the day pans out, hopefully a off shore show later tonight.

DSC_0959 [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/94869731@N06/][/url],

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#1431558 - 24/08/2017 09:18 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Hopefully an on shore show as well
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#1431559 - 24/08/2017 09:18 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Hopefull]
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I get the impression that you spent a big part of your life in tornado alley in the midwest of the states and you're having a dig at us storm enthusiasts on this forum

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#1431560 - 24/08/2017 09:22 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Nice Pic Gleno.

Had a look at the Jet stream at 300mb or 30 000 feet and at 13:00 they are pushing through at 110knots or approx 203 km/h. That would make a nice tail wind if you were flying to the East. 500mb they are 50 knots or 92 km/h. pretty wild stuff up there.

Just as I posted had a crack of thunder from a small cell rolling through. Having to use WZ Layers to track this one.


Edited by Colin Maitland (24/08/2017 09:24)
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#1431563 - 24/08/2017 09:30 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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No Tweedstorm, I was born and grew up in Lismore. Spent some time in Sydney, Warwick, Burpengary and now Toowoomba. I just do not get the excitement over this type of weather. I am waiting for a good rain event. Just ignore me. I have been put in my place many times and deservedly so.
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#1431564 - 24/08/2017 09:32 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Originally Posted By: Ken Kato
Originally Posted By: Mike Hauber
Moisture would seem to be a concern with a rather westerly dominated set up. Yesterday's forecast for SScoast was for late morning storms I think, and it wouldn't surprise me if this is the result and that after lunch it might be too dry.

But if it dries out in the middle of the day and then the seabreeze pushes moisture back in after a clearance it might be perfect conditions for an isolated storm cell to really get going with little competition and moderate storm conditions to produce a nasty surprise.


As far as coastal SE QLD goes, especially near the far SE corner, I actually don't see moisture as a problem at all myself - ACCESS-R has more than enough moisture in its forecast soundings across various parts of our region and even at the surface, it's got dewpoints in excess of 15C near the coast as the afternoon NNE seabreeze encroaches onto coastal areas in southern parts.

If anything, I'm still of the thinking that the patchy cloud cover/precip this morning is going to be a bigger factor in whether storms will be widespread or localised later today.


GFS at 850hp has the moisture pushed well out to sea at 4pm anywhere south of Gympie, and very dry by say Ipswich or so. Lower down looks better, as does earlier in the day. A small change either way from what is modelled could make a big difference I think.

Current feel of the sky on SS coast is pretty poor IMO. SS coast does seem to do badly in NW/troughs that are stronger to the south type set ups, compared to other parts of SEQ.

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#1431566 - 24/08/2017 09:46 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Hopefull]
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All good mate we're all different I know we desperately need rain I just love thunderstorm clouds , lightning and the sound of thunder. Hope Toowoomba cops a drenching somehow today.

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#1431567 - 24/08/2017 09:46 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Mike Hauber]
Ken Kato Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike Hauber
Originally Posted By: Ken Kato
Originally Posted By: Mike Hauber
Moisture would seem to be a concern with a rather westerly dominated set up. Yesterday's forecast for SScoast was for late morning storms I think, and it wouldn't surprise me if this is the result and that after lunch it might be too dry.

But if it dries out in the middle of the day and then the seabreeze pushes moisture back in after a clearance it might be perfect conditions for an isolated storm cell to really get going with little competition and moderate storm conditions to produce a nasty surprise.


As far as coastal SE QLD goes, especially near the far SE corner, I actually don't see moisture as a problem at all myself - ACCESS-R has more than enough moisture in its forecast soundings across various parts of our region and even at the surface, it's got dewpoints in excess of 15C near the coast as the afternoon NNE seabreeze encroaches onto coastal areas in southern parts.

If anything, I'm still of the thinking that the patchy cloud cover/precip this morning is going to be a bigger factor in whether storms will be widespread or localised later today.


GFS at 850hp has the moisture pushed well out to sea at 4pm anywhere south of Gympie, and very dry by say Ipswich or so. Lower down looks better, as does earlier in the day. A small change either way from what is modelled could make a big difference I think.

Current feel of the sky on SS coast is pretty poor IMO. SS coast does seem to do badly in NW/troughs that are stronger to the south type set ups, compared to other parts of SEQ.


Below is an example of an ACCESS-R sounding for later today near Brisbane - that moisture near the top of the boundary layer is typically more than enough for storms even though it's drier near the surface. Inverted-V sounding also which is characteristic of gusty winds under any storms.
Soundings for dry inland thunderstorms are an extreme example of this one and occur all the time with surface dewpoints often down in the negatives but with a shallow but very moist layer as high as 600hpa at times.

I'm not a big fan of NW flows re storms either... but there is a seabreeze front with NNE'lies that creeps into southern parts of the SE Coast district later today.

My main concern is still this morning cloud cover and precip... am thinking this is still the biggest factor in determining whether we get widespread storms later today.... or it just remains localised as it has been doing this morning (I've been getting some thunder here):



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#1431568 - 24/08/2017 09:51 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Not sure what Mike is on about - that sounding sure looks conducive to storms IF the forecast temps are achieved. Not a bad sounding for August.

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#1431569 - 24/08/2017 09:54 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Thunder over Wynnum 0947 - no rain, also to southwest at 0957.


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#1431570 - 24/08/2017 09:57 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Thats for 4pm right? GFS shows DP of about 5 at Brisbane at 850hp, compared to maybe 12 from that Access sounding if I'm reading that right. So potential to go either way depending on which model is correct?

Looking at GFS 850 hp streamlines is what prompted my original concern. Lower down and earlier in the day is better.

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#1431571 - 24/08/2017 10:00 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Some distant thunder being heard here in Camp Hill right now.
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#1431572 - 24/08/2017 10:02 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Storm over the CBD at the moment. Some nice flangs and rumbles of thunder.

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#1431573 - 24/08/2017 10:02 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Picking up a thunderstorm in the western suburbs at the moment, light rain and a some thunder and lightning.
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#1431574 - 24/08/2017 10:09 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Thunder from cell atm at Wynnum

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#1431581 - 24/08/2017 11:29 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Sun out here in western suburbs. Lots of streaky mid-level cloud with some bubbling low-level. Feels like things are stabilising. Need the sun to keep shining to have any chance of these storms later.

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#1431582 - 24/08/2017 11:38 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Just had to Google what "Foehn" means, I always thought it was a spelling mistake! Am I the only one that didn't know that? A hot southerly wind on the northern slopes of the Alps. Cheers

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#1431583 - 24/08/2017 12:12 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Snapper22lb]
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Originally Posted By: Snapper22lb
Just had to Google what "Foehn" means, I always thought it was a spelling mistake! Am I the only one that didn't know that? A hot southerly wind on the northern slopes of the Alps. Cheers


I always thought it was a play on "Foreign Correspondent", but also that they are full of hot air? ha ha smile

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#1431588 - 24/08/2017 13:10 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Well is that it ir is more to come. I see brisbane area srill has northerlies. Dew point still up and humidity high
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#1431591 - 24/08/2017 14:17 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Building fast on radar. Near archerfield
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#1431593 - 24/08/2017 15:40 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Plenty of thunder and lightning here south of Brisbane, raining lightly now and getting heavier. Seems similar to the storm we had this morning. We need the rain, it's quite dry here

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#1431594 - 24/08/2017 15:44 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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So annoying that Mt Stapylton radar is down for maintenance for a month, the Marburg radar is useless after watching the Doppler images for so long.

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#1431597 - 24/08/2017 16:15 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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The cell in NE NSW has been impressive... as per the warning:


Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Northern Rivers Forecast District.

Issued at 3:37 pm Thursday, 24 August 2017.
Weather Situation: Thunderstorms of increasing intensity have been observed on radar in the north of the Northern rivers forecast district.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, very large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Ballina, Casino and Kyogle.
A particulalry intense thunderstorm cell with the potential to cause major damage was located near Lismore and moving east at the time of issue.

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#1431598 - 24/08/2017 16:19 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Wow what a supercell pushing through NE NSW on the triple point! Byron about to get smashed. Didn't even notice until Ken posted the warning.


Edited by Nature's Fury (24/08/2017 16:19)

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#1431599 - 24/08/2017 16:27 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Good heavy rain, masses of pea size hail, fangs galore.
Spring storm arrived a little early
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#1431601 - 24/08/2017 16:27 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Lovley solid storm here at nerang. Been raining for about 20mins now and got plenty of CG's and some 5mm pea hail as the core passed over with some solid rain enough to over flow gutters. Just a great way to end the day.

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#1431602 - 24/08/2017 16:28 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Haha beat me buy 30 sec DD. smile

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#1431603 - 24/08/2017 16:32 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Timbuck]
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Large hail from the NE NSW supercell. Video of golf ball sized and unofficial reports of tennis ball sized on FB. The storm has just veered away from Byron and is about to move offshore.

Unfortunately I think our garden-variety storms have ruined any potential of activity with the southerly once it reaches SEQ. Still interested to see if anything fires up as the southerly moves through this evening and tonight though. My money's on a big offshore cell with spectacular lightning.

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#1431604 - 24/08/2017 17:02 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Nice timelapse of storm from Macleans Ridge, with large white chunks caught on some of the frames.

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#1431611 - 24/08/2017 17:43 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Lovely start to the storm season here, big black clouds rumbling away this afternoon dropping 3mm settling the dust. Next please!

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#1431613 - 24/08/2017 18:15 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Please jimna cell, I've been a good boy...
Just need 20mm... or 5

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#1431618 - 24/08/2017 19:03 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Driving through Chermside, Kedron, Everton Park and back to Bracken Ridge this arvo (around 15:00-16:00) had an awesome feel to it with very dark skies, plenty of CG's and low level sheet lightning and some heavy falls. Loved it.


News article for the Gold Coast Storm.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/natio...a53e97c34060563

Thunderstorms forecast to lash Gold Coast
Tanya Westthorp, Gold Coast Bulletin
an hour ago

THUNDERSTORMS have lashed the Gold Coast this afternoon dumping hail in hinterland suburbs and bringing trees down during a brief but intense storm.

Winds gusted up to 56km h at Coolangatta, lightning flickered across the skies and hinterland residents took video as hail was dumped in their backyards.

One Tallai house was damaged when strong winds brought down a tree.

Up to 8mm of rain fell.

EARLIER: THUNDERSTORMS are forecast to lash the Gold Coast across the next hour with heavy rain already hitting Burleigh.

Forecasters say storms have been spotted on the radar at Beaudesert and Murwillumbah and are tracking toward the Gold Coast and Tweed.

Rain is expected to be concentrated to Southport, Main Beach and directly east of Murwillumbah, arriving by about 5pm.

But heavier thunderstorms are also expected further south at Byron Bay.

It comes as forecasters earlier today warned of storms bringing small hail could lash the Gold Coast throughout today after a short, but intense storm caught parts of the city unaware early this morning.

Winds gusted up to 43kmh and rain pelted down for about 10 minutes along coastal suburbs, particularly Southport, around 7am before the storm quickly moved offshore.

About 2mm of rain fell.

But that’s not the end of the storms with Weatherzone meteorologist Kim Westcott saying a low pressure system combined with a southerly wind change was creating instability across the region.

It is the perfect recipe for storms,” she said.

“We can expect more storms later this morning and this afternoon bringing damaging winds and potentially large amounts of small hail.

“It will all come down pretty quickly, it is classic spring storm conditions.”

Temperatures will hover around a balmy 25C today before the southerly wind change moves across at midnight, dropping temperatures to 22C tomorrow.

“It’ll be quite coolish for the next week or so,” Ms Westcott said.
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#1431620 - 24/08/2017 19:33 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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There's been some spectacular large hail videos from this afternoon in NE NSW and here's one of them - reminds me of something you're more used to seeing in late spring rather than August:

https://www.facebook.com/flowhive/videos/1355633307868230/

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#1431622 - 24/08/2017 19:52 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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5.1mm! Woo hoo!
Spent 120 bucks on grass seed and did heaps of manual prep work yesterday and early this morning (aka in the dark)... on a hunch... managed to fluke it with some nice soaking rain, albeit brief.
Was cursing as I set up the pump and irrigation in misery this afternoon haha.
👌Nice
Edit: hmmm bom gauge close by says 3mm - close enough to be more accurate than my dunger...


Edited by Blowin' (24/08/2017 19:54)

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#1431623 - 24/08/2017 20:04 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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If seasonal multiplication is a realistic factor, gorilla hail the norm in November?

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#1431624 - 24/08/2017 20:05 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Ended up with 5mm here today. Some impressive looking storms offshore of Evans Head right now.

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#1431647 - 25/08/2017 07:33 Re: SE QLD/NE NSW - Thunderstorms, some possibly strong - 24/8/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Wynnum Nth 24 hour rain 2.8mm.
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