Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Fire Weather Warning
for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs
and Granite Belt forecast districts.

Issued at 4:58 am EST on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Weather Situation
Hot and dry conditions combined with freshening west to southwesterly winds
will lead to severe to locally extreme fire dangers across forested areas of
the Maranoa, Darling Downs & Granite Belt, southeastern Central West and
southwestern Central Highlands and Coalfields districts today.

For the rest of Wednesday 13 February:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego

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, and
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
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