Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Fire Weather Warning

for Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts

Issued at 08:14 AM EST on Tuesday 15 October 2019

Weather Situation
Severe fire dangers are forecast for the Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, and the Central Highlands and Coalfields districts today, with the potential for localised Extreme conditions in forested parts of the districts.
A surface trough and associated hot and dry airmass lies through the east of the Maranoa and Warrego district and will move slowly east today. Fresh west to northwesterly winds over the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, with freshening west to southwesterly in the wake of the trough.
A few dry thunderstorms with the potential for cloud to ground lighting strikes may affect the eastern Central Highlands area this afternoon.

For the rest of Tuesday 15 October:
Severe Fire Danger for the following areas:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and 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.
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