Brisbane smashed by powerful rainstorm with more expected
Brisbane has been hit by a powerful rainstorm overnight, with more than 100 millimteres falling in the space of an hour.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the amount of rain that fell in an hour last night was equal to what Brisbane had received in the last six months.
The storm passed through Darling Downs and the Scenic Rim before hitting Brisbane and Moreton Bay just after 10pm.
The downpour caused flash flooding as drains struggled to cope with the amount of water gushing through them and almost 2000 homes lost power at the height of the storm.
There was localised flooding at Ipswich Road, Stanley Street, the Pacific Motorway near east Brisbane and on Duke and Vulture Street in Wooloongabba.
Some streets in Annerley were also affected.
At Brisbane Airport. Wind gusts hit 80km/h with some flights being diverted as a result.
There were no significant reports of damage to property.
More storms are expected for the area in coming days – a welcome change for firefighters who have been battling several blazes across Queensland.