Storms bring heavy rain for Logan but Beaudesert only gets a drizzle

THUNDER STORMS: The sun shines through after the storm at Mount Cotton. Photo: Jordan Crick
THUNDER STORMS: The sun shines through after the storm at Mount Cotton. Photo: Jordan Crick

A LINE of storms that swept through the south-east yesterday brought heavy falls for parts of Logan but just a drop for Beaudesert.

"We had a severe thunderstorm warning out because there was the potential for large hail, which is two centimetres or bigger, and also damaging wind gusts, which is more than about 90 kilometres per hour," weather bureau meteorologist Lachlan Stoney said.

"Yesterday the storm was looking pretty nasty and definitely had the potential to do that but we didn't get official confirmation that those thresholds were met."

The storm travelled through Boonah and Rathdowney about 4pm, reaching Beaudesert at 4.30 and continuing on to the coast.

Mr Stoney said while Warwick had received winds of about 85km/h, Beaudesert, Logan and the Redlands had not seen such strong gusts.

"The strongest was about 45km/h at our Beaudesert station," he said.

STORMS: Clouds rolled in over Beaudesert yesterday afternoon.

STORMS: Clouds rolled in over Beaudesert yesterday afternoon.

The Logan and Beenleigh areas received some of the heaviest falls, with Park Ridge receiving 26mms.

"It did look quite impressive when it was going through the Jimboomba area on our radar," Mr Stoney said.

"It was all part of the one line of storms but there was a particularly vigorous-looking area that went through Jimboomba and tracked towards Beenleigh."

Further west at Boonah and Rathdowney, between 10 and 20mms fell, but the Beaudesert station only recorded about 5mms.

The Redlands received 10mms.

Mr Stoney said there was a 30 to 40 per cent chance of rain on Saturday afternoon, with the potential for storms.

"That's a possibility but not as likely as it was yesterday," he said.

"A small number of the storms could be severe and there may be a warning issued."

He said south-east Queenslanders should prepare for a warm weekend, with temperatures in the low 30s for the Scenic Rim and the high 20s further towards the coast.

The start of next week will bring milder weather with temperatures dropping below 30 degrees.