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Thunderstorm warning issued for Wide Bay Burnett

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for the parts of the Wide Bay for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued the warning for people in parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts. 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES.

Radar images show the storm system moving over the Fraser Coast with heaviest falls expected in Maryborough where dark clouds were already producing rain at 2pm.

Rain buckets down in Maryborough just after 2pm on Tuesday, December 4. Bazaar St
Rain buckets down in Maryborough just after 2pm on Tuesday, December 4. Bazaar St Boni Holmes

Acording to BoM, the weather situation sees severe thunderstorms are developing and moving west to east across the Central Interior, Capricornia and Wide Bay regions.

 

"Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours," the warning read.

"Locations which may be affected include Blackwater, Calliope, Gin Gin and Mount Morgan.

"Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district and the warning for this district is cancelled."