QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:22 pm Tuesday, 19 October 2021.
Storms with possible damaging winds approaching the Townsville area from the southwest. Storms with possible large hail and damaging winds developing along the coast to the south.

Weather Situation:
A line of thunderstorms with possible damaging wind gusts is approaching the Townsville area from the southwest.
Other thunderstorms with possible large hail and damaging winds are occurring in coastal districts further south.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays districts. Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Bowen, Townsville, Collinsville, Ayr and Clare.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Mackay, Proserpine, Yeppoon, Hamilton Island and Gin Gin.

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