Almost 29,000 homes in southeast Queensland have been left without power due to wild thunderstorms.
Large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rain hit the region on Sunday afternoon.
Electricity provider Energex reported 28,898 outages around 3 p.m. (AEST), with about 7,000 of those in Brisbane.
Social media footage have shown ice cube-sized hail in the city’s northern suburbs.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Redland City, parts of Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Gold Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council areas.
⚠️ Severe ⚡ storms now around the Redlands and Redcliffe areas are moving across the coast but new cells have developed in the southern Scenic Rim. Check https://t.co/cfRYWGxFus for all the current warnings. pic.twitter.com/dZrm19rCha
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) October 25, 2020