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Central Queensland in firing line for severe thunderstorms

Central Queensland could be in for some storm activity today, after storms hit south-east Queensland over the weekend. This photo was taken by Jimmy Page on the Sunshine Coast.
Central Queensland could be in for some storm activity today, after storms hit south-east Queensland over the weekend. This photo was taken by Jimmy Page on the Sunshine Coast. Contributed

UPDATE 8.15pm: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging wind, heavy rainful and large hailstones was issued at 8.05pm by the Bureau of Meteorology for people in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Locations which may be affected include Blackwater, Marlborough, Duaringa, Dysart, Leura, Comet, and particularly Dingo where extremely strong falls have been indicated via radar.

UPDATE 7.45pm: WARNING still current for people in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Locations which may be affected include Blackwater, Duaringa, Leura, and particularly Dingo where extremely strong falls have been indicated via radar.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Wide Bay and Burnett district and the warning for this district is cancelled.

UPDATE 7.00pm: SEVERE thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Coast and Whitsundays district and the warning for this district is cancelled.

Locations that may be still be affected include Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Biloela, Blackwater, Yeppoon, Monto, Baralaba, Marlborough, Town Of 1770, Leura and Biggenden.

UPDATE 4.30pm: THE Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Regional Office issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 4.16pm today for damaging wind, heavy rainfall and large hailstones for people in Capricornia and parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Sarina, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Biloela, Blackwater, Yeppoon, Maryborough, Monto and Baralaba.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district and the warning for this district has been cancelled.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:

  • Move your car under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure loose outdoor items.
  • Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
  • 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.

Warnings are also available through the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. 

9.38am: THE weather bureau is warning that central Queensland could be in the firing line from thunderstorms today.

South-east Queensland and northern New South Wales were battered by severe storms over the weekend that caused widespread damage and power cuts.

Rockhampton forecaster Brendan Bradford says some storms hit the southern parts of central Queensland last night and early this morning.

"Some of those storms have even been moving just off Curtis Island early this morning and still some lightning strikes around there," he said.

"They look to have eased now and we've cancelled all warnings, but we did gets some reports of very gusty winds with those storms.

"There's some potential there today for gusty winds with the thunderstorms and the possibility of hail."

Weatherzone is forecasting scattered showers and thunderstorms developing during the day, with a top of 32 degrees expected in Gladstone.

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