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BOM Issues Fire Weather Warning

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November 12, 2019

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a Fire Weather Warning on Tuesday afternoon for the Wide Bay-Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, and South-East Coast forecast districts.

At 4:05pm, BOM said hot, dry, fresh and gusty west to north-westerly winds ahead of a surface trough were expected to produce Severe fire dangers for the rest of Tuesday.

Locally Severe fire dangers were also expected for the north-eastern Maranoa and Warrego districts.

Locally Extreme fire dangers were also possible in the western Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

On Wednesday the hot, dry, gusty northwesterly winds will increase ahead of the trough and push further eastwards, with dry and gusty west to south-westerly winds following the passage of the trough.

This will result in Severe fire dangers in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, South-East Coast and Wide Bay and Burnett districts on Wednesday.

Locally Extreme fire dangers are also possible in the far eastern Darling Downs and in the western Lockyer Valley.


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