Fire Weather Warning

IDQ20035

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Fire Weather Warning
for the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts

Issued at 3:40 pm EST on Friday 24 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends along the Queensland coast and a broad area of low pressure is expected to develop through the interior of the state during Saturday. Hot to very hot temperatures, combined with dry fresh and gusty winds during the day, are expected to cause Severe Fire Dangers in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and the Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

For the rest of Friday 24 October:

Severe Fire Danger in the following forecast district:
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders

For Saturday 25 October:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders 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 pm EST Friday.