Latest News

Local News

More storms on the way after Darling Downs and south east downpour


A massive storm has smashed parts of the Darling Downs and south east Queensland this morning, bringing a deluge of rain and triggering flash flooding.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for Toowoomba, Brisbane, Ipswich, Coolangatta, Caboolture, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba, as well parts of the Moreton Bay region.

Dalby recorded 51millimetres of rain in an hour this morning, while around 60mm in a two-hour window has fallen in the Brisbane region.

Forecaster Peter Claassen says more storms and flash flooding are likely later today.

"It is a really conducive atmosphere to see thunderstorms form this afternoon, particularly over inland parts.

"It will track towards the coast later in the afternoon and evening."

In Ipswich, Rosewood has recorded 40mm, while Amberley has had 33.8mms.

Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson Jen Kinsela says the wild weather will make roads slippery and dangerous.

"We are encouraging all drivers to drive with their lights on, to try and slow down and drive to the conditions.

"Be extremely cautious when out on the wet road."