A severe storm warning for destructive winds and possible large hailstones has been issued for the Wide Bay
A severe storm warning for destructive winds and possible large hailstones has been issued for the Wide Bay

Severe storm warning for Wide Bay

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

for DESTRUCTIVE WIND and LARGE HAILSTONES

For people in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:34 pm Wednesday, 28 October 2015.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Dalby, Roma, Mitchell, Taroom, Rolleston, Springsure, Goondiwindi, Injune, Moonie, Surat, Lorne and Carnarvon National Park.

A particularly dangerous thunderstorm moving through Chinchilla is expected to continue in a northeasterly direction with destructive winds and very large hailstones.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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 6:35 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.