Hail smashed Spring Creek Cafe this afternoon.
Hail smashed Spring Creek Cafe this afternoon. Facebook

Business battered in ferocious hailstorm

A STORM has dumped buckets of hail in the Southern Downs, with one local business describing it as the worst storm in 16 years.

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages took to social media to share incredible images of the aftermath of the ferocious battering.

The property was left shrouded in a white sea of ice after what was described as a "deafening" downpour.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises the storm near Killarney has lessened slightly but urge the region to remain vigilant.

In Warwick, a stunning light show has been illuminating the skies for the past hour and a storm warning remains current for Warwick and Stanthorpe.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises people to:

Move cars under cover and away from trees

Secure loose outdoor items

Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees

Avoid using the telephone during a storm

Beware of fallen powerlines and trees

For assistance phone the SES on 132 500.