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Very dangerous thunderstorms forecast for south-east Queensland, flood warnings in place


Issued: 10.15am AEDT on Thursday 3 March 2022

Very dangerous thunderstorms with giant hail, destructive winds and locally intense and heavy rainfall has been forecast for south-east Queensland today and may persist into the weekend.

It could lead to flash flooding in creeks, streams and catchments that respond quickly to heavy, short duration rainfall.

Multiple moderate to major flood warnings are in place for the lower Logan River, Weir, Moonie, Condamine and Balonne rivers, and a Flood Watch has been issued for south- east Queensland for renewed river rises.

Communities should be prepared for flood impacts and are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings on the Bureau's website and BOM Weather app, and to follow the advice of emergency services.


  • Giant hail around 5 to 6cm in size was recorded west of Inglewood at midnight.
  • 81mm of rainfall was recorded at Woodford (66mm in 30 minutes).
  • A wind gust of 93 km/hr was observed at Dalby at 7.15pm AEST (Wednesday night).