This picture was taken at Gracemere by Cherith Weis of the rain clouds on November 14
This picture was taken at Gracemere by Cherith Weis of the rain clouds on November 14

It's an umbrella sort of an afternoon again in Capricornia

GET your raincoats out.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued another thunderstorm warning for the Capricornia region.

The warning was issued at 3.44pm for Capricornia, the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

The region was impacted by a thunderstorm yesterday which resulted in traffic chaos and the Christmas Parade being postponed. Readers sent in photographs and a video of yesterday's thunderstorm before, during and aftermath.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Proserpine and Kingaroy.

Thunderstorm warning map from Bureau of Meteorology warning issued at 3.44pm.
Thunderstorm warning map from Bureau of Meteorology warning issued at 3.44pm.

 

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 6:45 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Emergency Management Queensland would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.



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