Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds

Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the Ipswich, Somerset, Dalby, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 7:38 pm Monday, 13 October 2014.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the area northwest of Toowoomba and Bell. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect the area north of Toowoomba, Cooyar and Bunya Mountains by 8:05 pm and Laidley, Gatton and Esk by 8:35 pm.

Damaging winds are likely.

A wind gust of has been observed at Dalby.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 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.

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