Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for Giant Hailstones And Damaging Winds

for Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:31 pm Tuesday, 19 October 2021.

GIANT HAIL HAS OCCURRED WITH STORMS NORTH OF MACKAY

Weather Situation
Storms with possible giant hail between about Yeppoon and Proserpine, particularly between about Mackay and Sarina over the next hour.
Storms with possible damaging winds moving off the Herbert and Lower Burdekin coast.
Storms with possible damaging winds and large hail in the Wide Bay and Burnett and southern Capricornia districts.
GIANT HAILSTONES and DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays districts. Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Bowen, Townsville, Ayr, Alva Beach and Clare.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. Locations which may be affected include Hamilton Island, Monto, Eidsvold, Gin Gin, Miriam Vale and Seventeen Seventy.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce giant hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays and Capricornia districts. Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Hamilton Island, Marlborough, St Lawrence and Sarina.
Giant hailstones estimated greater than 10cm reported from Bloomsbury, north of Mackay.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 6:35 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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