The fire danger warning for the Gold Coast and the whole of the Southeast Coast has been upgraded to ‘severe’.
Due to hot, dry, fresh and gusty west to northwesterly winds ahead of a surface trough, severe fire dangers are expected today for the Southeast, as well as the Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts as well.
The Rural Fire Service Queensland has advised everyone in the affected areas to action their bush fire survival plan now, and to monitor the situation either through a local radio station or the rural fire website.
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The blaze burning in inaccessible land in Lower Beechmont still poses the biggest threat for the Gold Coast region at the moment, though as at 5.00pm on Monday night (November 11), it was at ‘advice’ level only.
Conditions are expected to deteriorate later today, with the worst fire danger conditions on their way for tomorrow.
Northwesterly winds could reach up to 40 km/h today, with temps in the early 30s.
Conditions look much the same tomorrow in the forecast at this stage.
Perhaps some relief on Thursday, with temperatures dropping down to 27 degrees.
Asthmatics and those with respiratory problems are being warned that smoky conditions could worsen symptoms, and are being urged to stay inside.
The sun's up and we're geared up for the day ahead. Bushfire conditions are expected to escalate significantly today and we need you to be ready. pic.twitter.com/g1ItbxPmbk
— Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) November 11, 2019