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  • Roman Mackinnon

Wild footage shows massive lightning bolts in Brisbane

Updated: Jan 6

The worst affected areas were North Lakes, Murrumba Downs and Scarborough.

A lightning show has lit up the Wednesday night sky in Queensland, with Brisbane’s northside hammered by a severe cell at around 9pm last night.


The worst affected areas in Moreton Bay were North Lakes, Murrumba Downs and Scarborough which all received in excess of 100m of rain.


Trees were left uprooted, blocking roads and creating havoc for motorists and emergency services trying to reach emergencies.


One lightning strike was captured in Redcliffe, with another wild video showing the moment a power line sparked in Bray Park.

A lightning bolt also struck a home in Scarborough, sparking a ceiling fire, while a family in Rothwell had their carport collapse just metres away from a mother and her 4-month-old baby.


Deception Bay received 70mm of rain n 30 minutes, North Lakes had 127mm, Rothwell reached 128mm and Petrie had 83mm overnight.


The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more rain tonight, with very dangerous thunderstorms, destructive winds and large hailstones.

This was the first serious storm of the summer season for Brisbane, with temperatures reaching mid thirties during the day and high humidity in the evening, creating the perfect storm.


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