Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Toowoomba

UPDATE: DESPITE a good down pour this afternoon in Toowoomba, the Bureau of Meteorology says more thunderstorms could be on the way for parts of the Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.    

A severe thunderstorm warning exists for people in parts the Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.  

The storms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours.  

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Boonah, Oakey, Caboolture, Allora, Clifton and Pittsworth.   

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West and Maranoa and Warrego districts.

Locations which may be affected include Charleville, Cunnamulla, Bollon, Mitchell, Tambo, Rolleston, Springsure, Injune and Carnarvon National Park.   

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 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. 

 

EARLIER: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for Toowoomba, the Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued at the warning at 12.30pm.

It warns that severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Stanthorpe, the Lockyer Valley, Boonah, Oakey and Pittsworth.

In the past hour 58mm of rain was recorded at Goomburra.

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