Jemilla, 11, and sister Lilly Halliday, 7 had just arrived in Gladstone from Brisbane on their way to Heron Island for the Easter Holidays, and got to watch an afternoon storm roll in.
Jemilla, 11, and sister Lilly Halliday, 7 had just arrived in Gladstone from Brisbane on their way to Heron Island for the Easter Holidays, and got to watch an afternoon storm roll in. Paul Braven

Thunderstorm knocks out power in Calliope

DARK storm clouds loomed over Gladstone yesterday, bringing some rain and a storm warning for the southern part of the region.

A total of 1400 homes in Calliope, Beecher and Burua were without power for about an hour and a half yesterday afternoon as the thunderstorm cut power.

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The power went out at 2.30pm and was restored by Ergon Energy just after 4pm.

There was another outage on Bindaree Rd, south east of Agnes Water, at 2.46pm which affected seven households.

A storm warning was issued by the Bureau of Meterology mid-afternoon, with damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones expected in the region south of Gladstone.

The storm's accompanying rain appeared to not cause any damage or flooding.

Gladstone Airport recorded 22.2mm of rain between 9am on Tuesday and 8am on Wednesday.

Seventeen Seventy recorded 0.9mm.

The forecast for Tuesday is a slight (20%) chance of a shower in the early morning, with the possibility of a thunderstorm.

After that it should be a mostly sunny day with a top of 30 degrees.



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