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  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain & Hail) North Tropical Coast & Tablelands, CW, Ch Country & Maranoa & Warrego Tue 30 Nov 2021

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
    TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
    
    Severe Thunderstorm Warning 
    for Damaging Winds, Heavy Rainfall And Large Hailstones
    
    for parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.
    
    Issued at 3:57 pm Tuesday, 30 November 2021.
    
    Heavy rainfall occurring over the north tropical inland.
    
    Weather Situation
    A low pressure system over far southwest Queensland extends a trough to the north, triggering thunderstorms in a moist unstable air mass.
    DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES for the following areas:
    North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego
    Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Central West, Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts. Locations which may be affected include Thargomindah, Quilpie, Isisford, Bulloo Downs, Eromanga and Stonehenge.
     Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district. Locations which may be affected include Mareeba, Atherton, Millaa Millaa, Ravenshoe and Mount Garnet.
     100 km/h wind gust at Thargomindah at 3:23pm
     61mm in 1 hour at Scrubby Creek (south of Mareeba)
    
    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
     * Move your car under cover or away from trees.
     * Secure loose outdoor items.
     * 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 7:00 pm.
    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.