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More storms likely in Australia's Queensland state on Thursday

IANS November 20, 2014 7:21 IST

Brisbane: People in southeast Queensland in Australia may have to brace themselves for more turbulent weather on Thursday, with thunderstorms being forecast in Brisbane.

The Bureau of Meteorology said there was chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon in Brisbane, the Brisbane Times reported.

However, there is only a 40 percent chance of rain and the potential rainfall would be less than 4 mm, and conditions should clear in Brisbane by evening, a weather forecast said.

"There may be some severe storms, but (that) chance is less than yesterday," weather forecaster Adam Woods said Thursday morning.

The region was hit by a massive storm on Wednesday, which caused flash floods, traffic chaos and left thousands without power.

Queensland Rail said all services had returned to normal, after the network was damaged by lightning strikes, fallen trees and a roof which blew onto the tracks at Nundah.

"A large scale task was undertaken last night to restore power to the network for this morning's peak," Queensland Rail said in a statement.

Social media was abuzz with photographs of submerged cars, flooded roads across the city and lightning strikes.

The Queensland suburbs of Redbank Plains, Forest Lake, Inala and Springfield Lakes were reportedly hit particularly hard. However, there were no reports of any major damage.