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Yesterday’s Thunderstorm Was Just A Taste Of What’s To Come!

Following a steamy day, the storm clouds rolled in over the south-east late yesterday afternoon and according to forecasters, it’s just a taste of what’s to come!

Bringing hail to the western suburbs, the storm put on a spectacular show for residents.

Almost 3,000 lightning strikes were recorded by Energex as the front travelled across Ipswich and Brisbane.

The BOM has warned that we could be in for another late thunderstorm, with the mercury expected to hit 32 °C in the CBD and 34 °C in Ipswich during the day.

The weather will get even warmer come Thursday with a maximum of 36 °C predicted for the city, while more storms are being predicted for Friday and Saturday as the heat wave sticks around.

While Brisbane normally averages 20 days with severe thunderstorms, we’re being told we can expect far more this season.

“The forecast is now showing 24-28 days so it will be a very active and severe thunderstorm season,” Sky News’ chief meteorologist Tom Saunders previously told The Courier Mail.

“This often means supercell storms which bring large hail, damaging and sometimes destructive winds, heavy rain and flash flooding.”

A strong wind warning is currently in place for the Gold Coast waters.

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