Menacing Thunderstorms Strike Southeast Queensland, Sydney Evades Storms

By @Len_IBTimes on

Southeast Queensland experienced severe thunderstorms over the weekend, but no major damages were reported.

The weather bureau had issued a top priority severe thunderstorm warning prior to the thunderstorms, and senior forecaster Michelle Berry warns there will be more storm activity, according to ABC News.

"There are currently some storms occurring on the New South Wales coast... they may impact Brisbane overnight," she said.

"On the Gold and Sunshine Coast it doesn't look to be as severe as the activity we are seeing at the moment, so we will just keep a close eye on things."

As a result of the thunderstorms, Energex reported 14,500 households have no power supply. With over 100 lightning strikes recorded every minute, power lines have sustained some damages.

Meanwhile, thunderstorms predicted for Sydney over the weekend did not materialize.

Tom Saunders, senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel, said on Friday that Sydney could expect its first major thunderstorm over the weekend, throughout Saturday and Sunday.

He explained Monday that thunderstorms on Saturday developed south and west of Sydney but cloud cover over the Blue Mountains blocked any chance of storms over Sydney. A southerly change later spread cooler, more stable air over Sydney, he said.



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