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CAPRICORNIA| Possible risk of severe storms in local region

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UPDATE|

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Southeast Coast and parts of Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.
Issued at 2:34 pm Tuesday, 27 October 2020.
 
Severe thunderstorms are still occurring about the southeast.
 
Weather Situation: Thunderstorms have quickly merged into rain areas while some embedded, heavy thunderstorms remain severe. Large hail is now considered unlikely, particularly since weak supercells have now weakened.
 
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Ipswich, Stanthorpe, Caboolture, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba.
 
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: 
 
* Move your car under cover or away from trees. 
* Secure loose outdoor items. 
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it. 
* 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 5:35 pm.
 
At 2:34 pm Tuesday, 27 October 2020 a separate, more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning was current for the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe).
 

EARLIER|

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS, LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.
Issued at 1:08 pm Tuesday, 27 October 2020.
 
Severe thunderstorms are quickly becoming more extensive across Southeast Queensland.
 
Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are developing and expected to become stronger and more extensive later this afternoon.
 
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Gympie, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Goondiwindi and Gatton.
 
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Maranoa and Warrego district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: 
* Move your car under cover or away from trees. 
* Secure loose outdoor items. 
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it. 
* 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 4:10 pm.
 
If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.
 
(Photo: Bureau of Meteorology.)