Storm Warnings for January 29, 2016

CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND

 

Issued at 6:25 pm Friday, 29 January 2016.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe). The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

At 2:25pm, 111km/h was recorded at Oakey.
At 2:40pm, 27mm was recorded in 10 minutes at Toowoomba.
At 3:47pm, 90km/h was recorded at Spitfire Channel.
Rathdowney recorded 66mm in 30 minutes earlier this afternoon.
Kin Kin has recorded 35mm within 15 minutes.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for the Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and parts of the Northern Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

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.

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