Strong winds have caused blackouts in parts of south-east Queensland.
Energex crews have restored power to more than 12,000 homes and businesses after strong winds battered the region on Friday afternoon.
Gale-force winds blew down trees and damaged powerlines on Brisbane’s bayside, and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Energex spokesman Graham Metcalfe says about 300 properties were still without power on Friday evening.
“The main areas that have been impacted have been along the coastal fringes, especially some of those exposed areas where we’ve had winds recorded up to close to 100 kilometres an hour, as well as on top of some of the ridges,” he said.
“There’s been some power interruptions in those areas.”
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Vikash Prasad says the winds should ease by Saturday.
“For the rest of today we still expecting quite gusty winds getting up to 100 kilometres [per hour] mark but tomorrow the wind is expected to drop,” he said.
“So we should see the strong winds persisting about the coast but not getting as strong as today.”