More Severe Storms Forecast For Queensland

Potentially devastating storms are forecast for central and far north Queensland as residents in the southeast continue to mop up after days of wild weather.

Potentially devastating storms are forecast for central and far north Queensland as residents in the southeast continue to mop up after days of wild weather.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning, with damaging winds and heavy rainfall predicted to hit parts of the Central Coast, Whitsundays, Central Highlands, Coalfields and Capricornia.

Large hail stones could also hit the region as the storm moves up and off the coast, BOM senior forecaster Gabriel Branescu said.

A warning for storms in the Peninsula and North Tropical Coast and Tablelands has been cancelled.

Mother Fiona Simpson suffered serious bruising when she dived into the back seat to protect her child during a sudden hailstorm. Image: Facebook/Fiona Simpson

Meanwhile, dangerous surf conditions are expected to develop on the Gold Coast on Sunday and are forecast to continue through Monday before easing on Tuesday.

Strong wind warnings have also been issued for the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay.

Forecasters have been keeping an eye on a complex low pressure system off the south east, which could back track towards the coast on Sunday.

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The damage bill from Thursday's storms is still being assessed over the weekend but it is expected to be hefty, with crops wiped out, animals killed and roofs torn from homes.

An 11-year-old boy remains in a critical condition in a Brisbane hospital after being pinned under a large tree during clean-up work at a private property at Coolabunia.

A young mother is also recovering from significant bruising after being forced to use her body to shield her baby when they were caught in the fury of the sudden hailstorm in a car in the same area.