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Fire Weather Warning Issued For Wide Bay

UPDATE | A Fire Weather Warning is current for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts.

Issued at 2:41 am EST on Wednesday 13 November 2019.

Weather Situation
Hot, dry and gusty northwesterly winds ahead of a cold front moving across
southern Queensland will push further eastwards, with dry and gusty west to
southwesterly winds following the passage of the front. This will result in
Severe fire dangers in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and
Wide Bay and Burnett districts today. Locally Extreme fire dangers are also
possible in the far eastern Darling Downs and in the western Lockyer Valley.

For the rest of Wednesday 13 November:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

EARLIER | There is a Fire Weather Warning for the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett forecast districts.

Issued at 3:49 pm EST on Saturday 9 November 2019.

Weather Situation
Hot, dry, fresh and gusty south to southwesterly winds are expected to continue
to produce Severe fire dangers for the rest of today in the Northern Goldfields
and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays,
Capricornia, and Wide Bay and Burnett Districts.

For the rest of Saturday 9 November:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central
Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

EARLIER | A Fire Weather Warning remains current for the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts.

Issued at 4:18 pm EST on Friday 8 November 2019.

Weather Situation
On Friday, hot, dry, strong and gusty west to southwesterly winds are expected
to maintain Extreme fire danger in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and
Southeast Coast Districts, and Severe fire danger in the Central Highlands and
Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, and Wide Bay and Burnett Districts for the
next few hours.

On Saturday, hot, dry, fresh and gusty south to southwesterly winds are
expected to produce Severe fire danger in the Northern Goldfields and Upper
Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays,
Capricornia, and Wide Bay and Burnett Districts.

For the rest of Friday 8 November:

Extreme Fire Danger in the following forecast districts:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast

Severe Fire Danger in the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Wide Bay and Burnett

For Saturday 9 November:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central
Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EST Saturday.

UPDATE | A Fire Weather Warning is still current for the Wide Bay and Burnett, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts.  

Issued at 9:40 am EST on Tuesday 5 November 2019.

Weather Situation
Severe fire dangers are forecast for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt,
Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett districts today.

A surface trough has moved through southeast Queensland. Dry and fresh west to
southwesterly winds behind the trough are bringing elevated fire dangers to
southeastern inland areas. Conditions should ease after sunset as temperatures
decrease and winds ease.

For the rest of Tuesday 5 November:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Wide Bay
and Burnett

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

EARLIER | A Fire Weather Warning has been issued for the Wide Bay and Burnett forecast district as well as the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

Severe fire dangers are forecast for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett districts for Tuesday.  

A surface trough is moving slowly eastwards across southern Queensland.

Dry and fresh west to southwesterly winds behind the trough will bring elevated fire dangers to southeastern inland areas.

Conditions should ease after sunset as temperatures decrease and winds moderate.

For Tuesday 5 November:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:

Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Wide Bay and Burnett

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.

For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Monday.