Lightning over Toowong as seen from the Meriton in Herschel St. Photo: Lanair Smith/Facebook
Lightning over Toowong as seen from the Meriton in Herschel St. Photo: Lanair Smith/Facebook

Golf ball size hail south of Brisbane but little rain

GOLF ball-sized hailstones rained down south of Logan as a storm swept through southeast Queensland on Thursday night.

The Bureau of Meteorology said it received three reports of large hailstones in the Logan area, with the highest rainfall occurring in Luscombe where 71mm fell.

Energex said about 7000 homes were without power on Thursday night, with Victoria Point and Redland Bay the worst hit areas.

As of 6.30am Friday, only 58 homes in the southeast were waiting for their electricity to be restored.

However the SES said it only needed to respond to nine callouts across the southeast and Toowoomba.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Peter Otto said the thunderstorm passed over Logan around 6pm and had cleared the Sunshine Coast by about 8pm.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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