Gold Coast Hail Storm Information. Current hail storm news for the Gold Coast Area.

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

Date: 4 December 2023

Severe weather alert warning – Damaging, destructive winds, large to potentially giant hailstones and heavy rainfall for residents in portions of Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts. A trough of low pressure and a humid airmass are instigating severe thunderstorms. Anticipate severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging, locally destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones, and heavy rainfall leading to potential flash flooding over parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett district. Areas that may be impacted include Maryborough, Childers, and Tiaro.

Date: 28 November 2023

South East Queensland is currently experiencing widespread torrential rain, as severe storms accompanied by heavy rain and hail sweep through the region. Landowners in the state’s outback reported massive rainfall, with some areas receiving up to 200mm early this morning.

Date: 17 November 2023

The Gold Coast experienced severe supercell thunderstorms, bringing giant hail, some as large as tennis balls, and extremely heavy rain in a short, intense period. The Bureau of Meteorology issued warnings for these fast-moving storms, which were fueled by a heatwave-induced atmospheric instability, but fortunately, no property damage was reported.

Date: 20 October 2023

The Gold Coast experienced severe thunderstorms that brought damaging winds and large hailstorms to the area. A warning for a “very dangerous” storm was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology around 1 pm, affecting areas including Ashmore, Carrara, Southport, and Bundall. The storm, which developed over the Hinterland and moved east, also brought significant rainfall before moving away from the coast.

Date: 28 September 2023

Powerful storms swept across Queensland’s south-east, unleashing a fierce combination of rain, hail, and lightning. Originating from the west, these storms drenched the Gold Coast, with lightning striking Surfers Paradise’s Q1 tower twice. In Lismore, an intense downpour of 76 mm in just one hour triggered flash flooding. The tumultuous weather also disrupted air travel, leading to the closure of runways at the airport and impacting the Brisbane Lions en route to their grand final.

Date: 18 February 2023

South-east Queensland experienced hail and thunderstorms, with the Bureau of Meteorology having forecasted localised rainfall of up to 40 millimeters and potential damaging winds. While a severe thunderstorm warning for areas including Somerset, Moreton Bay, and Brisbane City was cancelled, the region, particularly in the Lockyer Valley, Wide Bay Burnett, and west of Gympie, did encounter severe weather with large hail and damaging winds, and Brisbane also witnessed storms during the evening and overnight.

Date: 18 February 2023

South-east Queensland, including Brisbane, Logan, and the Gold Coast, experienced severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hailstones, and heavy rainfall, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The storms, which initially moved from the New South Wales border, eased later in the evening, and the severe thunderstorm warnings were eventually cancelled.

Date: 6 March 2022

Giant hailstones larger than golf balls, measuring between 8-9cm, struck south-east Queensland, particularly areas south of Brisbane, causing flash flooding and further exacerbating a week of flood devastation in the state. Amidst the crisis, debris and pollution affected Moreton Island and Brisbane’s waterways, while efforts to clean up and recover from the floods continue, with the Queensland Government allocating $2.1 million towards relief efforts.

Date: 31 October 2020

In Queensland, a catastrophe was declared after a severe thunderstorm caused extensive hailstorm damage, leading to over 5,000 insurance claims and estimated insured losses of $60 million. The majority of these claims were for motor vehicles (60%), with the rest involving damage to houses, including roofs, skylights, and solar panels, predominantly in areas south of Brisbane.

Date: 18 November 2019

Cricket ball-sized hailstones struck the Sunshine Coast hinterland and parts of Brisbane during severe thunderstorms, with Buderim and Mooloolaba being the worst-hit suburbs. The Bureau of Meteorology issued warnings for destructive winds and giant hailstones, leading to significant damage including downed trees, damaged cars, and power outages affecting nearly 20,000 homes.

Date: 9 December 2017

The Gold Coast was hit by a “very dangerous” thunderstorm, involving large hail, destructive winds, and heavy rainfall. The Bureau of Meteorology issued severe weather warnings, leading to the closure of sixteen beaches and advisories for residents to take precautionary measures against the storm’s impacts.