QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:02 am Saturday, 25 January 2020.

Slow moving thunderstorms are developing over Southeastern Queensland and continuing over Western Queensland.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations in the southeast which may be affected include western suburbs of Brisbane, Ipswich, Gatton, Jimboomba, Laidley and Lowood. Locations which may be affected in the west include Longreach, Isisford and Barcaldine.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Peninsula, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED. The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

65mm was recorded in the hour to 3:30am at Bundamba.

130mm was recorded in the three hours to 3:45am at Upper Retreat Creek (west of Emerald)

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


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