Dangerous storm nears, causes ‘tornado’

Forecasters are warning Queenslanders to batten down the hatches as a very dangerous storm approaches the state’s southeast.

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22/10/2021 7:00:00 AM

Forecasters are warning Queenslanders to batten down the hatches as a very dangerous storm approaches the state’s southeast.

Forecasters are investigating reports of a brief tornado at Brisbane Airport as a dangerous afternoon thunderstorm descends on the Queensland capital.

Lightning pictured over the Brisbane CBD from Bartley's Hill Lookout, Clayfield, on Wednesday. Picture David ClarkThe airport has already received 91mm since 9am this morning, more than the entire October monthly average for the site.Further rain could lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones.

Residents are being asked to get their cars under cover and seek shelter.That cell by the bayside is packing a punch!Warned as very dangerous, and here’s what it did over Royal Queensland Golf Club a short time ago.

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