October 11, 2018

Warning now cancelled

At 3:27pm on Thursday, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a TORNADO WARNING for north-west of Kilkivan:

Very dangerous thunderstorms north-west of Kilkivan were expected to continue their north-east track.

Very large hail and destructive winds with tornado are expected within the core of these cells.

At 3:25pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the ranges between Gympie and Murgon, Goomeri, Kilkivan and the area north of Goomeri.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the north-east.

They are forecast to affect the area north-west of Gympie and the area north of Kilkivan by 3:55pm and Bauple, the area north of Gympie and Mount Kanighan by 4:25pm.

Destructive winds, large hailstones and a tornado are likely.

  • Tornado reported south-west Tansey (north-west of Murgon) at 3:12pm
  • Tennis ball size hail (up to 7cm) was reported at Kumbia about noon
  • 4-5cm hail reported between Proston and Murgon
  • 3-5cm hail reported at and near Gympie
  • Vast property and vegetation damage across all affected towns

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