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


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:01 pm Saturday, 4 December 2021.

Severe thunderstorms becoming more isolated in southeast QLD.

Weather Situation:
Thunderstorm activity persists in the southeast, though severe thunderstorms are becoming isolated.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Clermont, Kingaroy, Cherbourg, Imbil, Kilcoy and Nanango.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Capricornia and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

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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