Qld hit by two tornadoes in one day as wild weather continues

Shae McDonaldNCA NewsWire
A tornado near Gladstone in Central Queensland on Monday. Supplied
Camera IconA tornado near Gladstone in Central Queensland on Monday. Supplied Credit: Supplied

Multiple tornadoes have torn a path across parts of Queensland as unpredictable weather lashes the state.

The wind funnels, usually seen in North America, were spotted near Pittsworth, west of Toowoomba, and at Bracewell, near Gladstone, on Monday morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the violent weather events on Monday afternoon.

Weather warnings were issued along the entire coastline of the state and some inland areas, from the NSW border up to Cooktown and Weipa in the north.

An updated warning was issued on Monday afternoon, with severe thunderstorms expected to hit the densely populated southeast during school pick-up and peak hour.

Up to five cells are making their way east across the southern part of Queensland.

They are expected to bring large hailstones, heavy rain and damaging winds to several areas over the coming hours.

Esk, the Scenic Rim, Ipswich and Brisbane are in the firing lines, with residents in some areas already experiencing golf-ball-sized hail.

Originally published as Qld hit by two tornadoes in one day as wild weather continues

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