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

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 7:55 pm Saturday, 4 December 2021.

Destructive winds possible with storms over the southeast.

Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are occuring northeast of a trough, as a squall line moves over southeastern QLD.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Brisbane, Maroochydore, Caboolture, Cleveland, Nanango and Redcliffe.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Clermont, Monto, Capella, Bogantungan and Eidsvold.

89 km/h wind gust at Warwick at 4:49pm.

139 km/h wind gust at Cape Byron at 5:49pm.

Golf ball sized hail was reported at Hatton Vale this evening.

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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