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Severe thunderstorms hit south-east Qld: 53mm in 30 minutes




As storm clouds blanketed the Brisbane CBD late on Tuesday, severe thunderstorms forecast for south-east Queensland had dumped more than 50 millimetres of rainfall in some regions.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned that just before 5pm severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Redbank Plains, Wacol and Greenbank, moving towards the north.

Storm clouds cover Brisbane late on Tuesday.Credit:Fairfax Media

The Brisbane inner city, Upper Brookfield and Enoggera Reservoir were expected to be hit by 5.20pm, while the storms were expected to reach Strathpine, Boondall and Lake Samsonvale half an hour later.

Damaging winds and heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding was likely. Greenbank recorded 53 millimetres in 30…

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