Coast residents lose power in freak storm


More than 130,000 homes were left without power after the storm cleared and while crews worked to reconnect 65,000 homes, some properties in Logan were expected to be offline until tomorrow afternoon.

"[These winds] are considered damaging wind gusts".

Queensland Ambulance last night was called to the home in Ferny Grove in Brisbane to attend the man who was injured "as a result of having a shower during the current electrical storm lightning strike". He's recovering in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"The best rainfall figures we got were around 20 to 40 millimetres to the south and west of Brisbane, but across Brisbane itself, within that 5 to 15 millimetre range", he said.

"But for Brisbane itself over many years we've seen winds higher than this".

Fix crews were scrambling to restore power to about 57,000 properties that remained without power after destructive winds, gusting beyond 100km/h in some places, downed hundreds of power lines across the region.

"You need a combination of things to get a thunderstorm so heat and humidity does increase the instability, so when you have hot, humid conditions that does help storms develop".

Lightning strikes over Brisbane's CBD during a powerful storm on Sunday.

Mr Coomber said it was the damaging winds causing the worst of the problems, with trees and branches knowing down powerlines.

The Bureau warns Logan, the Scenic Rim, Gold Coast and parts of Ipswich, Somerset, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Redland City, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay council areas are likely to be affected.

The severe weather also caused delays to train services on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines, but they later returned to normal.