Weather

Severe storms forming over NSW and Queensland

Ben Domensino, 17 October 2019

Potentially severe thunderstorms are developing in parts of NSW and Queensland, with warnings in place for parts of both states.

A low pressure trough interacting with moisture-laden air is causing storms to develop over eastern Australia today.

At 1:30pm AEDT, thunderstorms were moving over the northern coast and ranges in NSW and the central and southern inland of Queensland, in a broad area between about Taree and Blackall. At this time, severe thunderstorm warnings were in place for damaging winds in both states, with large hail also a risk from the storms in Queensland.

Image: Potentially severe thunderstorms over southern and central-western Queensalnd and northeast NSW at 1:30pm AEDT on Thursday.

Thunderstorms will spread towards the east during Thursday afternoon, likely causing the severe thunderstorm warnings to expand towards southeast Queensland.

Be sure to check the latest storm warnings if you are heading outside in central and southeast Queensland or northeast NSW today or tonight.

Visit https://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp for the latest warnings.