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Severe Thunderstorm warning for Rockhampton region

bomstorm.gifSevere Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS

STORM UPDATE|

The severe thunderstorm warning for the Capricornia district is now cancelled.

EARLIER| 

For people in parts of Capricornia Forecast District.

Issued at 1:20 pm Wednesday, 21 October 2020.

Severe thunderstorm near Rockhampton.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Rockhampton.

94 km/hr at Rockhampton Airport at 1:15pm.

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 4:20 pm.

(Photo: The current storm activity on the Bureau of Meteorology radar.)