BOM re-issues a severe thunderstorms warning for Capricornia

BREAKING 11.45am:

THE Bureau of Meteorology has re-issued a severe thunderstorms warning today at 10.25am for Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone, Marlborough, St Lawrence and Leura.

The BOM have warned the thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones.

The warning was issued for Capricornia, the Central Coast and Whitsundays, and the Central Highlands and Coalfields.

The next BOM warning is likely to be issued about 1.25pm.

Weatherzone has forecast up to 10mm of rainfall today for Rockhampton.

But no showers are forecast for this evening, which is expected to be cloudy.

Weatherzone is predicting thunderstorms will unleash between 40mm and 80mm tomorrow.

Heavy rain has been forecast for about 9am on Sunday.

Rockhampton has received 17mm of rainfall today, according to the BOM.

Raglan Creek has received 4mm.

But Melrose weather station, near Blackall, has received the most in the Fitzroy region, with 41mm.

 

7.33am:

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

Emergency Management Queensland advises that 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. 

 

6.37am:

THERE is currently a severe thunderstorm warning for the Central Highlands and Coalfields and
Capricornia forecast districts.

The BOM warning states that the storm is likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Biloela, Baralaba, Theodore and Moura.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.



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