Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Queensland Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND
Issued at 7:08 pm Saturday, 29 August 2015.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area [east
of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe]. The immediate threat of severe
thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and
further warnings will be issued if necessary.
47mm in 30min has fallen at Wappa Dam. Rainfall rates of 29mm in 10 minutes have
been observed at nearby rain guages.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire
and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Sydney-siders have been spoilt for choice in the surf department over the past few days.
Severe thunderstorms sparked up just to the west of Lochington yesterday late morning, tearing through many parts of southeast Queensland into late last night.
A very cold airmass coupled with vigorous a low pressure system caused snow to fall to low levels in Tasmania last night and into this morning, leading to road delays and closures.