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

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:24 am Friday, 15 October 2021.

The severe thunderstorm threat is clearing from the far southeast while extending further north.

Weather situation: A pre-frontal trough and associated dryline will continue to shift eastward over southeast Queensland, forecast to move off the far southern coast around midday. This system will anchor itself across areas over and to the north of the Wide Bay and Burnett during the afternoon period.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Caboolture and Redcliffe.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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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