Fire fighters are bracing for worsening conditions across Queensland today, with severe fire danger ratings declared in five regions.
We’re preparing for warm and windy conditions, which are expected to hang around throughout the week as well.
The Gold Coast is under severe fire danger today, which is expected to drop back to ‘very high’ from tomorrow, and worsen again later in the week.
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The Gold Coast is still under a local fire ban, while over the border on the Tweed, a total fire ban is in place.
Though the fire danger rating for the Tweed is still just at ‘very high’.
Despite some much needed showers and a storm over the weekend, we’re not likely to see rain for at least another week.
The Bureau has warned of very dry conditions rolling in once the showers clear.
“Fresh to strong, dry, and gusty west to southwesterly winds are expected to create Severe fire danger in the Capricornia, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett, and Southeast Coast Districts.
“Showers and thunderstorms are expected to clear by the early morning, though while in the area bring the risk of lightning as an ignition source for new fires as well as gusty and erratic winds,” the most recent warning reads.