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Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Gympie and the Sunshine Coast.
A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Gympie and the Sunshine Coast. Nicole Daffurn

THE Bureau of Meteorology say severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Sunshine Coast and Gympie.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms have passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Emergency Management Queensland advises people should:

  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines
  • Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters
  • For emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Gulf Country, Northwest, Central West, Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.

 

Severe thunderstorms to hit Sunshine Coast and Gympie

BREAKING 4.30PM: A severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and heavy rainfall has been issued for parts of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:10 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the area southwest of Gympie, the ranges between Gympie and Murgon and the area west of Conondale.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast.

They are forecast to affect Woodford, Conondale and the area north of Woodford by 4:40 pm and Gympie, Crohamhurst and Kenilworth by 5:10 pm.

Damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

54mm of rainfall was recorded in 30 minutes at Kilcoy ending at 4pm. 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.

  The next warning is due to be issued by 5:10 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Gulf Country, Northwest, Central West, Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.

Topics:  bureau of meteorology severe thunderstorm weather



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