Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Fire Weather Warning
for the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego forecast
Issued at 5:03 am EST on Wednesday 20 February 2019.
Very hot and dry conditions combined with moderate southwesterly winds due to a
surface trough will lead to locally severe fire dangers across forested areas
of the Maranoa and Warrego and southwestern Central Highlands and Coalfields
districts on Wednesday. Winds will be stronger and the airmass drier on the
western side of the trough, which will progress eastwards during the course of
For the rest of Wednesday 20 February:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego
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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.