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Qld lightning strike injures man in shower

12 February 2018

The wild weather saw 90 kilometre per hour wind gusts recorded in some areas. while residents at Boonah, on the Scenic Rim, posted images of hailstones the size of tennis balls.

Queensland ambulance said the man was said to be conscious and breathing, but suffering from leg pain, and had been taken to the Prince Charles Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

He's told the ABC the home may not have been properly grounded, or that the lightning strike created an electrical field so powerful it spread in all directions and rendered the home's grounding system useless.

Between 20 and 40 millimetres fell across the region, with Brisbane receiving as little as 15 millimetres.

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A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hail has been issued for the Gold Coast as a cluster of storms edge closer towards the city.

Senior forecaster Michael Paech said storms tended to be quite "hit and miss" but they were expecting another serve this afternoon.

South-east Queenslanders could face a second round of ferocious storms after severe cells lashed the region on Sunday night, dumping huge hail and wreaking havoc on the power network.

At one point last night, more than 100,000 homes were without power.

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

The cities of Logan and Brisbane were most affected, with more than 55,000 homes in Logan and 32,000 homes in Brisbane losing power.

Residents are being advised to be careful due to fallen power lines.

"Storms have caused mass damage including ripping down 500+ power lines".

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Qld lightning strike injures man in shower