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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:41 pm Sunday, 16 December 2018.

Widespread heavy rain no longer expected about the coast and nearby inland between Bowen and Bundaberg.

At 10pm AEST, ex-tropical cyclone Owen was located off the coast of Queensland, about 110 kilometres northeast of Bowen. It is forecast to lie offshore of the Central Coast through Monday. A broad upper level trough is moving offshore of the central coast into the Coral Sea.

Widespread heavy rain is no longer expected about the coast and nearby inland between Bowen and Bundaberg. More localised heavy falls may occur with thunderstorms and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued as necessary.

A Flood Watch remains current for coastal catchments from Ayr to St Lawrence.

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.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

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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