Lightning strike injures man in shower during Queensland storm

IGA supermarket in Crestmead Brisbane had to dump thousands of frozen goods

IGA supermarket in Crestmead Brisbane had to dump thousands of frozen goods

He's recovering in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

More than 130,000 homes were left without power after the storm cleared and while crews worked to reconnect 65,000 homes, some properties in Logan were expected to be offline until tomorrow afternoon.

More than 265,000 lightening strikes and strong winds were recorded across the region, the strongest winds were recorded at Moreton Bay, getting up to 111km/h, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Between 20 and 40 millimetres fell across the region, with Brisbane receiving as little as 15 millimetres. With the Bureau's warning thresholds, anything greater than 90 kilometres per hour is considered damaging and we do see those in severe storms.

In Brisbane's CBD, hundreds of people waiting to see United States band Paramore were forced to evacuate Riverstage due to concerns over lightning, with the concert resuming about an hour later. "The chance of a gusty thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening", it said.

"It's very similar conditions for the south-east that are around today, very hot and there is some instability", Mr Paech said.

It was left with no choice but to be out of pocket after 16 hours without power
It was left with no choice but to be out of pocket after 16 hours without power

Mr Coomber warned residents to be careful and stay safe, with more than 350 powerlines down across the south-east corner.

Lightning strikes over the Gold Coast on Sunday night.

Energex confirmed the storm caused massive damage to the network with 500 power lines down, and it will be some time before the power is reconnected.

The cities of Logan and Brisbane were most affected, and authorities say a number of schools have been affected and some may be closed on today.

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

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