QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:25 pm Tuesday, 19 October 2021.
Severe storms becoming more localised, chiefly remaining about the Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts.

Weather Situation:
A storm with possible damaging winds remaining in the southern North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district.

A storm with possible damaging winds and large hail moving off the coast east of Bowen.
Storms with possible damaging winds and large hail continuing in the Wide Bay and Capricornia districts.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district. Locations which may be affected include Innisfail, Tully and Babinda.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Rockhampton, Proserpine, Bowen, Hamilton Island and Mount Morgan.
Giant hailstones up to 16cm reported earlier from Yalboroo, north of Mackay.

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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