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

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie, Somerset and South Burnett Council Areas.

Issued at 9:25 pm Saturday, 4 December 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 9:15 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area east of Nanango. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect the area northwest of Jimna by 9:45 pm and Elgin Vale and the Amamoor Range northwest of Kenilworth by 10:15 pm.

Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

Multiple locations over the border have recorded damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, peaking at 139 km/h at Byron Bay.

Reports of golf ball sized hail at Hatton Vale.

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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