Severe Storm Warning

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Gold Coast, Scenic Rim

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Gold Coast and the Scenic Rim.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns of heavy rainfall and flash flooding tonight.

They’ve issued the following information around 6.30pm.


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Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:30 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Border Ranges National Park and Mount Barney. These thunderstorms are slow moving. They are forecast to affect the McPherson Range, Rathdowney and Lamington National Park by 7:00 pm and Maroon Dam and the area south of Canungra by 7:30 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
* 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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 7:35 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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