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QLD Fire Weather Warning
QLD Fire Weather Warning
Source: Bureau of Meteorology for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts
Issued at 2:52 pm EST on Friday 3 January 2014.
Very hot conditions will persist over most of Queensland today and tomorrow. A surface trough is moving east over western Queensland today and will move into the southeast of the state tomorrow. A southeasterly wind change will move into the Southeast Coast district from midday tomorrow. The strong and gusty winds associated with this surface trough will combine with hot conditions to produce Severe Fire Dangers for a large part of southern Queensland for today and tomorrow, reaching Extreme in the Maranoa and Warrego district today.
For the rest of Friday 3 January:
Extreme Fire Danger in the following forecast districts: Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Severe Fire Danger in the following forecast district: Channel Country
For Saturday 4 January:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable, uncontrollable and fast-moving.
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
Check your bushfire survival plan - Now. Monitor the fire and weather situation in any way you can through www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au, television or radio. Call Triple Zero if you see a fire.
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that if you are in an area of Extreme Fire Danger:
Leaving is the only option for your survival. If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day. A well prepared and well constructed home may not be safe.
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger:
Leaving is the safest option for your survival. If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day. Only stay if your home is well prepared and well constructed and you can actively defend it. Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your property - if in doubt, leave early.
For information on Fire Bans and how to Prepare. Act. Survive. Visit the Rural Fire Service web page at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or call the hotline on 1800 020 440.