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Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Fire Weather Warning
for the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Darling Downs and Granite
Belt forecast districts.

Issued at 4:23 pm EST on Saturday 25 October 2014.

Weather Situation
A weak ridge extends along the Queensland coast and a broad area of low
pressure extends through the interior of the state for today and tomorrow.
Severe Fire Dangers in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and the
Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts are expected to continue for the
remainder of today. Hot to very hot temperatures, combined with dry fresh and
gusty winds are expected to cause Severe Fire Dangers in the Darling Downs and
Granite Belt district tomorrow.

For the rest of Saturday 25 October:

Severe Fire Danger in the following forecast districts:
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Darling Downs and Granite Belt

For Sunday 26 October:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable,
uncontrollable and fast-moving.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation in any way you can through
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au, television or radio.
- Call Triple Zero if you see a fire.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that if you are in an area of Severe
Fire Danger:
- Leaving is the safest option for your survival.
- If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day.
- Only stay if your home is well prepared and well constructed and you can
actively defend it.
- Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your
property - if in doubt, leave early.
For information on Fire Bans and how to Prepare. Act. Survive. Visit the Rural
Fire Service web page at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or call the hotline on 1800
020 440.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EST Sunday.

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