Fire Weather Warning14 October 2014 03:31 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Fire Weather Warning
for the Central Highlands and Coalfields forecast district.
Issued at 3:31 am EST on Tuesday 14 October 2014.
A trough extending from the northwest of the state to the southeastern interior
of Queensland is expected to continue moving eastwards, shifting off the
central and southern Queensland coast during this afternoon and evening. Dry,
fresh and gusty winds in the wake of the trough are expected to cause Severe
Fire Dangers in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district today.
For the rest of Tuesday 14 October:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district:
Central Highlands and Coalfields
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable,
uncontrollable and fast-moving.
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation in any way you can through
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au, television or radio.
- Call Triple Zero if you see a fire.
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that if you are in an area of Severe
- Leaving is the safest option for your survival.
- If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day.
- Only stay if your home is well prepared and well constructed and you can
actively defend it.
- Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your
property - if in doubt, leave early.
For information on Fire Bans and how to Prepare. Act. Survive. Visit the Rural
Fire Service web page at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or call the hotline on 1800
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.