Patrick Williams reports on wild weather from Mooloolaba

Mini tornado rips through housing estate at Mooloolaba

A MINI tornado has swept through a housing estate at Mooloolaba.

The Emerald Springs estate was hit this morning, with fierce winds uprooting trees and causing minor damage to homes.

It is reported at least a dozen trees were ripped from the ground as the blast tore its way through the estate before heading up the Buderim-Mooloolaba Rd.

At 11.45am, police tweeted that  radar imagery showed an intense band of activity near Rainbow Beach, moving southwards.

"This could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas," the following tweet warned.

A wind gust of 122kmh was recorded  at Double Island Point at 10.45am,

Police warned of further wind speeds greater then 125kmh and the likelihood of more tornadoes.



Silver hair no indicator the grey cells are not working

premium_icon Silver hair no indicator the grey cells are not working

Age is no barrier to learning something new

The best looking shorts in Australia and the world

premium_icon The best looking shorts in Australia and the world

Flickerfest is on again this weekend in Mullumbimby

DZ Deathrays comes to play 'with the lot'

premium_icon DZ Deathrays comes to play 'with the lot'

Brisbane punk rock duo will record a new album before the tour