Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Queensland Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 3:14 am Tuesday, 9 February 2016.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in QUEENSLAND.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
73mm of rain fell at Menavale in the 1 hour to midnight.
48mm of rain fell at Euramo and 40mm at Tully in the 30 minutes to 11:15pm.
Between 7pm and 9pm the following areas recorded:
Aplin Weir 91mm in 30 minutes, 143mm in 1 hour and 181mm within 2 hours.
Annandale 62mm in 30 minutes, 111mm in 1 hour and 140mm within 2 hours.
Kirwan 56mm in 30 minutes.
Bushland Beach 61mm in 30 minutes.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* 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.
Backyards in Queanbeyan and parts of Canberra have been covered with "golf-ball sized" hailstones and the roof of a supermarket has partially collapsed after a storm hit the region.
A western Queensland church has raised more than $90,000 for a scheme to keep rural contractors in work during the ongoing drought.
Much of southeastern Australia is experiencing its sunniest week since spring and skies have been staying clear at night, effectively giving planet gazers a fine-tuned view of a rare feature.