A lightning composition from the Sunday December 29 , 2013 storms.
A lightning composition from the Sunday December 29 , 2013 storms. Shane Gehlert of BluedogFilms

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Power back on for most, but storms not over

POWER has been restored to thousands of Sunshine Coast homes following a severe thunderstorm that tore over south-east Queensland Sunday night.

It brought about a soggy end  to a day that saw temperatures reach a high of 39.1 at Gympie and 38.7 degrees at Beerburrum.

They have also brought down powerlines, leaving more than 10,000 homes and businesses across south-east Queensland without power.

As of 7.30am Monday there were still 970 homes in the Gympie region waiting to be reconnected.

At the height of the storm, 2620 Sunshine Coast properties were without power.

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The wet weather is expected to continue for the majority of the week.

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The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a shower or two for Monday, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms about the hinterland on New Year's Eve and isolated showers on New Year's Day.

>> YOUR LOCAL WEATHER REPORT HERE

Thursday should be hot, but Friday will see the chance of showers and thunderstorms later in the day.

Saturday and Sunday will both be mostly sunny with isolated showers.



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