No major damage has been reported after a hailstorm passed over south-east Queensland this afternoon.
No major car hail damage reported Brisbane early season summer storms. (September 2015)
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 2:30pm, warning of heavy rainfall and large golf ball size hailstones near Brisbane’s CBD.
The storm had earlier been near Logan before it moved north-west toward the city.
The bureau said “golf-ball-sized hail” was reported at Indooroopilly at 2:15pm, with small hailstones reported south of Brisbane.
Heavy rainfall also lashed the city and inundated roads, with 39 millimetres of rain recorded in just 15 minutes at Toowong. There were also reports of isolated flooding in nearby Indooroopilly.
By 3:00pm, the bureau said storms were no longer affecting the south-east, but warned small hail could continue throughout the afternoon.
An SES spokeswoman said the service had received about a dozen calls for assistance by 6:00pm, with most calls from the Taringa area.
Brisbane residents took to social media to share their (facebook, youtube and instagram) photos of the storm, with photos showing backyards blanketed in small hail stones.
In November, a super cell storm caused more than $1 billion in damage after it tore through Brisbane in just half an hour.
Calls to all major motor vehicle insurance companies today will highlight the estimated costs and just how wide spread the damage zone was. PDR technicians will be available as it is the first real hail storm to hit our region this summer.
The Dent Guy workshop located on the Sunshine Coast is gearing up as we do expect to be doing a few insurance hail damage quotes because of car hail damage repair over the next few weeks. Paintless Dent Repair network of repairers are gearing up for a very buy season.
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Hail Damge Repair Centre – Sunshine Coast