BOM cancels Gold Coast severe weather warning

A strong wind warning remains current for Gold Coast waters, making conditions less than ideal for boaties keen to head off shore on Saturday.

The warning from the Bureau of Meteorology is as follows:

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland Issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 3 September 2016 for the period until midnight EST Saturday 3 September 2016.


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Wind Warnings for Saturday 3 September
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Sunshine Coast Waters and Gold Coast Waters Cancellation for the following areas:
Fraser Island Coast and Moreton Bay

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 3:50 pm EST Saturday.
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A severe weather warning was also issued overnight, but that was cancelled a couple of hours later:

Issued at 12:07 am Saturday, 3 September 2016.

Damaging winds are no longer expected over the area.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
 * Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
 * Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
 * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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.
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Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office
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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of the
Southeast Coast Forecast District.
 
Issued at 10:25 pm Friday, 2 September 2016.
 
A line of showers currently located over western parts of the Southeast Coast district will move rapidly eastwards towards the coast in the next hour or two.
Although the shower activity is weak, very strong winds aloft will lead to the potential of this this activity producing damaging wind gusts of up to 90 to 100 km/h over the warning area.
 
Locations which may be affected include the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Boonah and Beenleigh.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
 
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.
  * Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
  * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.