QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain

QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego,
Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central West
and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts.
Issued at 5:00 pm on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Synoptic Situation: At 4pm AEST, the monsoon trough extended across northwest
and central Queensland from the Gulf Country to the Capricornia district. A
tropical low was situated approximately 165 kilometres east northeast of
Longreach and moving in an east southeasterly direction at 20 kilometres per
hour. The low is expected to continue moving in an east southeasterly direction
this evening while weakening gradually during Thursday. A secondary low is
otherwise expected to develop near or off Fraser Island or the Sunshine Coast
late Thursday.

24 hour totals of 50 to 100mm are likely with
isolated heavier falls greater than 150mm possible. Locations that may be
affected include Emerald, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Charleville, Roma and Taroom.

These conditions are expected to extend southwards across the Southeast Coast
and remaining parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt tonight and early
Thursday while gradually easing across central and western districts during the

For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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