QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large possibly Giant Hail, Heavy Rain, Destructive Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:10 am Monday, 18 October 2021.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND

Weather Situation: A warm and humid airmass residing over southeastern districts together with strong winds aloft associated with an upper trough are generating severe thunderstorms this morning and into this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Calliope, Gin Gin and Tiaro.

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 Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Oakey, Inglewood, Clifton and Pittsworth.

Golf Ball size hail reported at Mt Larcom this morning.

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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