The Bureau of Meteorology Has Released the Following SEVERE STORM WARNING

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21 December 2018

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: FOR DAMAGING WINDS and LARGE HAILSTONES issued for people in Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.
 
Issued at 2:34 pm Friday, 21 December 2018.
Thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hailstones moving east across the Darling Downs.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe, Ipswich, Gatton, Oakey, Beaudesert, Laidley, Lowood and Tara.

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 5:35 pm.

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