Weather

Fire Weather Warning

14 October 2019 16:42 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Fire Weather Warning

for Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts

Issued at 04:42 PM EST on Monday 14 October 2019

Weather Situation
Severe fire dangers are affecting the Maranoa and Warrego district today, with the potential for localised Extreme conditions in forested parts of the district.
Severe fire dangers are forecast for the Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, and the Central Highlands and Coalfields districts on Tuesday, with the potential for localised Extreme conditions in forested parts of the districts.
For the rest of today a surface trough lies through the Maranoa and Warrego district with fresh and gusty north to northwesterly winds ahead of the trough, shifting west to southwesterly in the wake of the trough. This wind change also brings hot and very dry conditions. The trough and associated hot and dry airmass moves east tomorrow, expanding the area of Severe fire dangers to include the western Darling Downs and the southern Central Highlands and Coalfields.
A few dry thunderstorms with the potential for cloud to ground lighting strikes may affect the northeast of the warning area during this afternoon and the eastern Central Highlands area tomorrow afternoon.

For the rest of Monday 14 October:
Severe Fire Danger for the following areas:
Maranoa and Warrego

For Tuesday 15 October:
Severe Fire Danger for the following areas:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.

For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EST Tuesday.