Severe thunderstorms across Queensland provided the first opportunity for citizen scientists to report severe weather using the WeatheX app.

Severe weather including 109 km/h wind gusts at Toowoomba, 56 mm of rainfall in 30 minutes at Bundamba and widespread reports of hail was reported by Bureau of Meteorology for the Darling Downs and South East Queensland regions, with power was lost for 14,000 homes.

Citizen scientists using the WeatheX app provided 37 reports of wind damage, flooding and hail that can now be used by scientists to understand the occurrence of severe weather. These reports include information on the distribution of hail sizes across Brisbane and photographs of the wind damage around the Toowoomba region.