SCENIC Rim residents were subjected to a brief yet frightening display of nature’s power as a severe thunderstorm ripped through the region yesterday afternoon.
The storm produced lightning, thunder, hail and powerful winds.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the storm didn’t hang around long enough to drop much rain but the wind gusts were damaging.
Duty forecaster Annabelle Ford said the strongest winds were around Moreton Bay, where gusts of 11 kilometres per hour were recorded.
“Around Beaudesert wind gusts reached 70km per hour but rainfall was only 20mm,” she said.
“There were also reports of tennis ball sized hail in the Boonah area.”
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Brad Gardner said the SES had more than 200 calls across south east Queensland, particularly around Logan.
“There were 16 call outs within the Scenic Rim,” he said.
“Most of the calls were about wind damage and we had a few calls for trees over power lines.”
Ms Ford said it is possible that we are in for more of the same today and tomorrow due to storms developing over the Border Ranges moving north.