A woman in her 50s has been killed by a falling tree on the Gold Coast, as storms lash parts of south-east Queensland.
The woman died when the tree fell on her at Helensvale about 9.30pm on Christmas Day, Queensland Police said.
Also in Helensvale, a man in his 70s was injured when a tree branch fell onto his tent.
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He is in a stable condition in hospital with pelvic and back injuries.
And a man in his 90s was hospitalised with a head injury after a roof collapse. He is in a stable condition.
The woman’s death and the men’s injuries come after the Bureau of Meteorology warned several storm cells were moving on December 25 from Rathdowney to the Gold Coast, with damaging winds of 125kph and large hailstones, 10cm in diameter, were found in areas near the NSW border.
Severe weather was also forecast for Rosewood, Hatton Vale, Marburg, Ipswich and Boonah.
BOM cancelled its weather warning for the south-east early on Tuesday, saying the immediate threat had passed.
The State Emergency Service said it was working through hundreds of jobs as a result of fallen trees and power lines.
It urged drivers to stay off the roads while clean-up efforts were underway.
More than 100,000 homes in the state’s south-east were without power on Tuesday morning.
Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are predicted for Tuesday over eastern, northern, and far northern Queensland.
BOM said damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hail are likely between Mackay and the Sunshine Coast, and are possible south of Charters Towers.
Severe heatwave conditions will continue in the northern interior and northwest, with maximum temperatures above average.
Brisbane is expected to have a maximum temperature of 33C, with showers and the chance of a severe thunderstorm.