QLD Warning Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:45 pm Sunday, 18 November 2018.

Severe storms contracting to inland central Queensland. Large hail no longer expected.

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Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Clermont, Biloela, Blackwater, Baralaba, Woorabinda, Theodore, Moura, Capella, Dysart, Duaringa, Comet and Eidsvold.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

72mm of rainfall in an hour recorded at Dawson Range, west of Banana.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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 11:45 pm.

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 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.