A video shows the wild thunderstorms sweeping across south east Queensland, Australia, which has left more than 35,000 homes without power.
Golf-ball-sized hail and gusts of up to 74km/hr (46mph) caused havoc to homes and roads across the state as the storm continued towards the Sunshine Coast. A 17-year-old teen, whose condition remains unknown, was struck by lighting in Allora, close to Brisbane.
He received a shock through his body, Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Michael Augustus told Daily Mail Australia. He was holding the front door and it went through him but he had no visible signs of injury.
One man captured from the balcony of his home at Kuraby, near Brisbane, a lightning bolt that caused a fire in the neighbouring suburb of Karawatha.
Amazing footage of a 400m-wide gustnado – a short-lived, ground-based swirling wind – near to the town of Clifton, was also captured by storm chaser Jamie Nichol. Its 120km/hr winds brought down road signs and damaged crops.
Electricity firm Energex, said it had restored electricity to most of its customers by Sunday afternoon, but 744 remained without power by that time. It said Moreton Bay, Somerset Region and Brisbane in Queensland were hit the hardest by the storms.
Our crews worked tirelessly through the night to get our customers up and running, a spokesman told Daily Mail Australia.
A lot of the damage was due to trees and high winds around 74km/hr. Once the storm activity passes we will be able to get in there and work to restore power as soon as possible.
Senior Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Sam Campbell, said more storms were on their way towards Brisbane.
We have some top-end supercell thunderstorms and we have reports of roofs removed at Gatton, swift water rescues at Salisbury in Brisbane, he said.