Huge hail smashes Gympie and the Sunshine Coast as storm moves south

huge hail smashes gympie and the sunshine coast as storm moves south

Hail as big as tennis balls has fallen in Gympie. (Supplied: Collin Allott)

Heavy rain and hail as big as tennis balls has battered Gympie, Noosa and parts of the Sunshine Coast.

The severe thunderstorm hit Gympie just before 1pm Monday.

Residents have reported large hail stones smashing windows, damaging cars and shredding plants.

The storms began hitting Nambour and the Sunshine Coast hinterland shortly after.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the storm cell is moving south.

Residents on the Sunshine Coast have been warned to move their cars undercover and secure any loose items.

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