Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in parts of Gulf Country Forecast District.

Issued at 8:19 pm Tuesday, 12 December 2017.

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 Burketown, Mornington Island, Doomadgee and Westmoreland Station.

Burketown recorded a 94km/h wind gust.

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 11:20 pm.

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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