Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Queensland Regional Office
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in the Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of the Central Highlands and
Coalfields, Capricornia, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast
Issued at 5:25 pm Saturday, 28 November 2015.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that
may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the
next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba,
Dalby, Kingaroy, Oakey, Taroom, Monto, Theodore, Moura, Mundubbera, Biggenden
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* 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.
The next warning is due to be issued by 8:25 pm.
At 5:25 pm Saturday, 28 November 2015 a separate, more detailed Severe
Thunderstorm Warning was current for the Southeast Queensland area [east of
Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe]. Refer to this product for more
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.
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The publican in the South Australian town of Olary said historic buildings and cottages stood no chance against a fire that tore through the town.
A severe thunderstorm tore through Darwin early this morning, bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall totals.