Queensland storm: Man shocked while showering, 60000 homes without power

Images and footage of the huge electrical storm have lit up social media as Queensland's south-east is battered by the extreme weather

The storm has left about 100,000 homes without power in Brisbane.

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.

Forecasters warned residents to move cars under cover, be wary of fallen powerlines and seek shelter if necessary.

More than 62,000 homes and businesses across Queensland's south east remain without power, after a severe thunderstorm battered the region last night.

Some people could have a long wait for the lights to come back on with power authorities saying it could be as late as Tuesday afternoon or evening in some locations. At Boonah, west of Brisbane, residents posted pictures of huge hail stones on social media.

A Brisbane man suffered an electric shock while taking a shower when lightning struck near his home.

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.

"The extreme weather event also caused disruption to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast trains services due to power outages and failing radio communications".

In Brisbane, fans of U.S. band Paramore had to evacuate Brisbane's Riverstage venue before the show began, running for cover as a spectacular and risky light show unleashed.

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



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