Queensland and northern NSW is in for some storms on Friday and Saturday.
Queensland and northern NSW is in for some storms on Friday and Saturday. Doug Eaton

Severe storms in Queensland likely from Friday afternoon

QUEENSLANDERS are being urged by the State Emergency Service to prepare for extreme weather as the weather bureau tips severe storms from the border to Hervey Bay and out west to Roma.

The storms are also expected to stretch further north to Rockhampton, mainly on Saturday.

SES regional manager for Brisbane Steve Waddell told Fairfax the service was preparing itself for a busy few days.

 He said residents should start making the necessary arrangements for the strong winds, heavy rain and potential hail the bureau has predicted will hit on Friday afternoon.

A spokesman from the bureau said it was expecting storms to start heading towards the city from about in mid to late afternoon and continue through to the evening.

"We will see the storms form around Crows Nest from about 1pm or 2pm (and) hit the far western suburbs from about 3.30pm," he said

People should also be prepared for high temperatures with the bureau expecting the mercury to reach the low to mid 30s with high humidity forecast.


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