The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for people in Moreton Bay, the Sunshine Coast, Somerset and and the south Burnett region. Senior forecaster Janine Uasa says the storms are moving north-east and much of the activity is near Caloundra, Landsborough, Maleny and Beerwah. A more general thunderstorm warning is also current for the central coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay. - Yahoo Australia.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds around Queensland over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Biloela, Blackwater, Rolleston, Baralaba and Springsure. Emergency Management Queensland 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 12:30 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. - The Chronicle.