Storm goes around as bureau extends warning

1.30PM: The Bureau of Meteorology has extended the area for its severe thunderstorm warning, with a warning now in place from Mackay to Dalby.

However, Gladstone has been taken off the list of areas likely to be affected.

That list now features Dalby, Bundaberg, Emerald, Rockhampton, Mackay, Kingaroy, Biloela, Blackwater, Yeppoon, Moranbah, Sarina and Carnarvon National Park. 

Heavy storms can be seen on the radar over Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy, moving out to sea.

Readers have reported heavy rain and hail in that area.

12.20PM: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging wind, heavy rainfall and large hailstones has been issued for the Gladstone region.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued the warning at 12.13pm on Tuesday.

The bureau said the thunderstorms were likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Bundaberg, Biloela, Monto, Moura, Seventeen Seventy, Childers, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Biggenden and Eidsvold.

Rain and hail is currently falling over the Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy area.J

Judging by the bureau's radar, the storms will stay to the south of the region, missing Gladstone city.

Gladstone was hit by a severe but brief storm on Monday afternoon that uprooted trees, flooded shops and threw rocks and garden furniture around.

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