QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:13 pm Thursday, 16 January 2020.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Dalby, Kingaroy, Wondai, Yarraman, Chinchilla and Miles.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Charters Towers, Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Isisford, Barcaldine, Collinsville, Ingham and Lucinda.

61mm has fallen in 30min to 6.15pm at Jandowae (NW of Dalby)

64mm has fallen in one hour to 2.15pm at Strathyre Rd (southeast of Millmerran).

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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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