Gympie Hail Storm Information. Current hail storm news for the Gympie Area.

If you’re in Gympie or the surrounding areas and want to stay informed about recent Gympie hail storms, you’ve come to the right place. Keep an eye on this space for current hail storm updates.

Date: 4 December 2023

Sections of Queensland have been battered by colossal hailstones unleashed by an unusual storm system. Gympie, a regional city north of the Sunshine Coast, witnessed a barrage of golf ball-sized hail, transforming backyards into a snowy spectacle this afternoon. Caught off guard, locals hurriedly sought refuge indoors or in their vehicles. The Bureau of Meteorology categorizes hail larger than five centimeters as giant hail, further emphasizing the extreme weather event was a low-pressure trough and a humid air-mass colliding.

Date: 1 November 2023

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning for a severe storm expected to hit the Wide Bay-Burnett region, including Gympie and parts of South and North Burnett, bringing strong, damaging winds and hail. This weather, caused by a southeasterly change and an inland trough, produced damaging winds across the region, with areas like Nukku experiencing pea-sized hail and heavy rainfall.

Date: 29 August 2023

Gympie experienced a severe storm that caused significant damage, including a roof collapse at a pharmacy in Goldfields Plaza. Residents were forced to take cover and protect their vehicles as hail struck the area. The hailstorm was reported to be deafening as residents watched on.

Date: 14 February 2023

Several severe thunderstorm cells affected parts of south-east Queensland, including areas near Brisbane CBD, Logan, and the Sunshine Coast, with the Bureau of Meteorology reporting large hailstones and widespread power outages. The storms, which brought heavy rain and flash flooding, particularly in Maroochydore, were accompanied by about 205,000 lightning strikes across the region, and further storms were forecasted with potential for more flash flooding and damaging winds.

Date: 8 December 2022

Severe thunderstorms with hail and strong winds passed over parts of south-east Queensland, causing powerline damage. The Bureau of Meteorology issued severe thunderstorm warnings for areas including Gympie and Noosa, with all warnings later cancelled. Residents described the storms as intense and fast-moving, with hailstones around 5 centimetres in length and lasting about 15 minutes. The State Emergency Service received several requests for assistance, mainly due to fallen trees. Gympie’s mayor reported golf ball-sized hail in the area, advising caution due to potential damage and hazards.

Date: 27 October 2022

A series of severe storm cells struck Gympie and caused widespread chaos throughout the region. The storm, featuring a microburst, hit the area of Gympie, bringing winds of 83km/h and was accompanied by heavy rain, 5cm hail and damaging winds causing mass power outages. Trees were reportedly snapped in half and uprooted in North of Gympie.

Date: 4 March 2022

This morning’s severe storms caused significant damage in Landsborough and Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast, impacting the wider region including Gympie. The storm resulted in over 80 fallen powerlines, large hail damaging homes, flash flooding from heavy rain, and high winds toppling trees, leading authorities to advise residents to stay indoors and avoid driving through the affected areas.

Date: 29 October 2020

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for parts of Gympie, Noosa, and the Sunshine Coast council areas, with storm cells bringing damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and the potential for flash flooding. Gympie, along with Maroochydore, Nambour, Rainbow Beach, and areas west and northwest of Kingaroy, was affected by these “very dangerous” storms, which included large hail and continued weather threats.

Date: 12 October 2018

Discussions were underway to declare South Burnett a disaster zone after a severe storm caused widespread devastation in southern Queensland on October 12, 2018. The storm, described as tornado-driven, destroyed entire crops at harvest and ripped roofs off homes. Around 1000 insurance claims were filed immediately, with expectations of a sharp increase. The storm hit areas from Kingaroy to Gympie, including Maryborough and south of Bundaberg, with large hailstones and heavy rain. The SES received numerous calls for help, with significant damage to properties and infrastructure, and additional SES units were called in from Brisbane and Redlands.