The area to be affected by the storm Photo: BOM
The area to be affected by the storm Photo: BOM

Severe thunderstorm warning for Capricornia

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning was issued at around 5pm this afternoon for Capricornia

The Bureau of Meteorology reported that the severe thunderstorms were likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall which may also lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton and Mackay.

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 7:50 pm.

Warnings are also available on the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219.



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