Fire Weather Warning

IDQ20035

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Fire Weather Warning
for the Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts

Issued at 3:29 pm EST on Friday 31 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A surface trough is expected to move eastwards across the southern interior of Queensland during Saturday. Hot, fresh and gusty northwesterly winds are expected to cause increased fire dangers across the southern interior of the state on Saturday. A cooler south to southwesterly wind change is expected to spread across the southwest of the state in the wake of the trough.

For Saturday 1 November:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable, uncontrollable and fast-moving.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:

  • Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation in any way you can through www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au, television or radio.
  • Call Triple Zero if you see a fire.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger:

  • Leaving is the safest option for your survival.
  • If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day.
  • Only stay if your home is well prepared and well constructed and you can actively defend it.
  • Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your property - if in doubt, leave early.

For information on Fire Bans and how to Prepare. Act. Survive. Visit the Rural Fire Service web page at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or call the hotline on 1800 020 440.

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