Severe Weather 2011 / 2012 Season

Activity initially fired north of Brisbane along a north-south surface trough with southern parts of SE Qld to follow.

Radar at 1:30pm

Radar at 4:18pm

As things got going I basically headed south from Springwood down the Mt Lindsay Hwy. A nice guster looked promising around Park Ridge!


Good views were frustratingly hard to come by and I eventually stopped near Jimboomba around 4:45pm:


I took off SE and stopped again at Mundoolun. As the storm approached it dropped some killer flangs which had me squatting on the ground. It had started raining and I probably should've returned to the car but I was pretty keen for a photo:


Radar at 5:30pm

It eventually moved on so I followed further S, stopping at Beaudesert for some more lightning - this time some intense crawlers:


I hung around long enough to end up in a storm doughnut:

Radar at 7pm

But to not much avail. Lightning intensity had dropped to almost zero and it was time to head home.