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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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UPDATE | That Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southeast Queensland has now been cancelled.  

Thunderstorms have weakened about Moreton Bay islands and the Gold Coast.

Weather Situation:

Thunderstorm activity has weakened about the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay islands in the past hour. Showers are continuing over the area, but rainfall rates have eased. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

 

A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for parts of the Southeast Coast district.

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.

EARLIER | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for heavy rainfall remains current for southeast Queensland.  

The warning applies to people in parts of Gold Coast, Redland City and Brisbane City Council Areas.

Weather Situation:

A slow moving band of heavy showers and thunderstorms is likely to produce heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding over the warning areas in the next hour.

Locations which may be affected include Coolangatta, Springbrook, North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island, southern Moreton Bay islands.

EARLIER | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for heavy rainfall is current for southeast Queensland.  

Thunderstorms are producing heavy rainfall over far southeast Queensland according to the Bureau of Meteorology.  

Weather Situation:

A slow moving band of heavy showers and thunderstorms is likely to produce heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding over the warning areas in the next hour.

Locations which may be affected include Coolangatta, Cleveland, southern Moreton Island, Tangalooma, northern Moreton Island and Cape Moreton.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 10:10 am.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Southeast Coast district.

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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