Fireys brace for horrid combination of heat and wind
FIREFIGHTERS across the Wide Bay Burnett are bracing for fires today as deteriorating conditions bring a severe fire weather warning.
At 2.41am the Bureau of Meteorology released a fire weather warning for the Wide Bay Burnett.
Hot, dry and gusty north-westerly winds ahead of a cold front moving across southern Queensland will push further eastwards, with dry and gusty west to south-westerly winds following the passage of the front.
As a result severe fire dangers are forecast for areas including the Wide Bay Burnett.
Bundaberg also experienced strong winds this morning.
At 7.30am the weather bureau recorded north north-westerly wind gusts at 50km/h with a speed of 39km/h.
This dropped slightly by 8am with gusts reaching 41km/h with the wind reaching a speed of 39km/h.
BoM also issued a marine wind warning for the Fraser Island Coast with strong winds in the area.