EXTREME STORM WARNING FOR NORTHERN NSW

Extreme storm warnings have been issued for parts of NSW and Queensland for the afternoon, and there are reports of golf-ball sized hail hitting Ipswich.

Northern NSW has also been warned to expect large hail, flash flooding and severe winds.

The intense storms have been whipped up by a cold front and upper trough which combined.

The cold front is moving off the east coast, leaving cold and gusty winds in its wake.