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

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Maranoa and Warrego and parts of North West, Central West, Channel Country and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:40 pm Friday, 29 October 2021.
Scattered thunderstorms, some likely severe, remain active from northwest Queensland to the southern inland, and may develop soon across the western Darling Downs to the NSW border.

Weather Situation: A cold front extending over southern inland and western Queensland is advancing eastwards into an unstable airmass. In addition, strong winds in the upper atmosphere over the southern half of the state will promote severe storm development.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in many locations over the next several hours in the Maranoa and Warrego and parts of the Central West, Channel Country and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. In addition, a few instances of large hail and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are possible. Locations which may be affected include Charleville, Goondiwindi, St George, Quilpie, Windorah, Isisford, Bollon, Mitchell, Tambo, Blackall, Stonehenge and Mungindi.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the North West and Channel Country districts. Locations which may be affected include Boulia, Dajarra, Urandangi and Duchess.

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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