Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning
Fire Weather Warning
for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast district.
Issued at 3:16 pm EST on Monday 13 February 2017.
A hot and dry air mass will combine with moderate to fresh and gusty south to
southwesterly winds to produce enhanced fire dangers over western and northern
parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district.
For the rest of Monday 13 February:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
Blustery winds and thunderstorms are lashing Victoria today as a cold front sweeps across the state.
As Tropical Cyclone Debbie strengthens off the coast near Townsville in north Queensland, residents are being warned to prepare for the worst storm to hit the state since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
Thousands of north Queenslanders are being evacuated as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the coast, bringing winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour and possibly a four-metre storm surge.