Weather News

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Wet weekend predicted as one family asks for your prayers

Wet weekend predicted as one family asks for your prayers

As one family asks for your prayers after a freak accident, the weather bureau is predicting another wet weekend with flood warnings in place.

Storm tragedy: Pray for our beautiful boy

premium_icon Storm tragedy: Pray for our beautiful boy

THE family of a boy crushed in a freak accident during a storm clean-up are struggling to come to terms with how their “beautiful boy” wound up injured.

'Super cell' scare: 'I've never been through such a thing'

premium_icon 'Super cell' scare: 'I've never been through such a thing'

MOTHER Nature showed what she is made of on Thursday night as she bared down on Gin Gin and surrounding areas.

Why Toowoomba is the storm capital of Queensland

premium_icon Why Toowoomba is the storm capital of Queensland

TOOWOOMBA residents are urged to prepare now for a weekend of wild weather as new figures reveal the city is the state’s most storm-affected.

Melon farmers cop a thrashing from vicious storm

Melon farmers cop a thrashing from vicious storm

FARMERS across the Western Downs are picking up the pieces after an intense hailstorm ripped through the region on Thursday.

Aftermath of a shocking week of wild weather

premium_icon Aftermath of a shocking week of wild weather

THE Coast narrowly escaped the worst of this week's wild weather which ripped roofs from homes, felled trees and destroyed cars in "tornado-like" conditions.

Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

premium_icon Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

"We've lost all our blueberries, the strawberries are all finished and it looks as though our lavenders are smashed to bits."

FARM DEVASTATION: Two years' of crops, income lost to storms

premium_icon FARM DEVASTATION: Two years' of crops, income lost to storms

In a flash of rain, lightning and hail, Steve Miller's entire farm was destroyed

Tsunami could hit Australia again

Tsunami could hit Australia again

WHILE Australia is seen as a geologically stable continent, experts have revealed Australia is at risk of a devastating tsunami.

Bludgers told: Pick fruit or lose handout

premium_icon Bludgers told: Pick fruit or lose handout

DOLE bludgers who refuse to take jobs at farms will have Centrelink payments slashed as part of a push to help Aussie farmers prepare for harvest season.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

EXPLAINER: What is the SMS alert and why was it sent?

premium_icon EXPLAINER: What is the SMS alert and why was it sent?

MOBILE phones across the region rang out with an emergency SMS alert as wild weather was about to hit on Thursday.

Family terrified after lightning strikes home

premium_icon Family terrified after lightning strikes home

A family home in Scarness began to fill with smoke after lightning hit the suburban street.

Tansey tornado: 'There is immense destruction'

Tansey tornado: 'There is immense destruction'

"We were right in the centre of the tornado."

Heroic mum: ‘I just did it, there was no fear’

premium_icon Heroic mum: ‘I just did it, there was no fear’

KINGAROY mum Fiona Simpson has been dubbed Queensland’s bravest mother, after shielding her baby from vicious hail during a freak supercell storm.

$2m in storm damages: Farmers pick up the pieces...again

$2m in storm damages: Farmers pick up the pieces...again

The politicians are visiting farms which were caught in some of the worst parts of the storm.

Lazarus rising: Miracle survival for cockatoo after storm

Lazarus rising: Miracle survival for cockatoo after storm

THE miracle rebirth of a cockatoo stuck out in Thursday afternoon's severe thunderstorm has been likened to the biblical story of Lazarus' rising.

Flood Watch issued for the Northern Rivers

Flood Watch issued for the Northern Rivers

WIDESPREAD rain has the potential to cause flooding across the region.

Mother shields baby daughter from hail

Mother shields baby daughter from hail

Fiona Simpson used her own body to shield her infant daughter from hail.

Photographer spends the night chasing storms across Bundy

premium_icon Photographer spends the night chasing storms across Bundy

"I'VE only even seen storms like that in the Northern Territory and I've been all over Australia."

Gin Gin smashed by 4-5cm hail: More storms on way for region

Gin Gin smashed by 4-5cm hail: More storms on way for region

GIN GIN has been left battered after a severe storm dumped 4-5cm hail last night, as an impressive lightening display lit up the night sky across the region.

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