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Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Damaging Wind) for Nth Tropical Coast and Tablelands

Tue 16:26 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.

Issued at 4:26 pm Tuesday, 19 February 2019.

Severe storm moving northwest of Cairns

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Port Douglas, Mareeba, Mossman and Daintree Village.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


The next warning is due to be issued by 7:30 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

Fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning for the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts

Tue 15:56 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Fire Weather Warning
for the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego forecast
districts.

Issued at 3:55 pm EST on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Weather Situation
Very hot and dry conditions combined with moderate southwesterly winds due to a
surface trough and dryline will lead to locally severe fire dangers across
forested areas of the Maranoa and Warrego and southwestern Central Highlands
and Coalfields districts on Wednesday. Winds will be stronger and the airmass
drier on the western side of the trough, which will progress eastwards during
the course of the day.

For Wednesday 20 February:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

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

Hazardous Surf Warning for Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters

Tue 15:30 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Hazardous Surf Warning for Queensland

Issued at 3:30 pm EST on Tuesday 19 February 2019
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities
such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming in the following areas from late
Tuesday evening onwards in the following areas.

Tuesday 19 February

Hazardous Surf Warning for:
Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters,
Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters

Wednesday 20 February

Hazardous Surf Warning for:
Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters,
Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters

Safety Advice
Surf Life Saving Queensland advise that:
- People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near
surf-exposed areas.
- Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek
a safe location that is sheltered from the surf.
- Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing
or delaying their voyage.
- Boaters already on the water should carry the appropriate safety equipment and
wear a lifejacket.
- Boaters should remember to log on with their local radio base and consider
their safety management plan.

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

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Check the Coastal Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather
conditions for these areas at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/ or on marine radio.
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Coastal wind warning

Cancellation of Strong Wind Warning for South West Lakes, South East Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast

Tue 16:05 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 19 February
Cancellation for the following areas:
South West Lakes, South East Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast

Wind Warnings for Wednesday 20 February
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Upper East Coast, South East Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast
Small Craft Alert for the following area:
South West Lakes
Cancellation for the following area:
East of Flinders Island

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Coastal wind warning

Strong Wind Warning for Sydney Closed Waters and Sydney Coast. Cancellation for the Illawarra Coast and Batemans Coast

Tue 16:05 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 19 February
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Sydney Closed Waters and Sydney Coast
Cancellation for the following areas:
Illawarra Coast and Batemans Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:10 am EDT Wednesday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Flood warning

Initial Flood Warning for the Diamantina River

Tue 15:33 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia

Initial Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers SA

Diamantina River

Issued at 3:33 pm CDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 1

Heavy rain during early February across the upper part of the Diamantina
catchment in Queensland resulted in moderate to major flooding with flood
waters steadily moving further downstream over the next few weeks. Floodwaters
are now beginning to move into the Diamantina in South Australia and then the
Goyder Lagoon.

It will take a number of weeks for the water to move through the the Goyder
Lagoon and reach the Warbuton River which flows into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre.
The amount of water which makes its way to the lake is still uncertain at this
stage and is unlikely to fill.

At Birdsville the river is rising rapidly and expected to exceed the moderate
flood level in coming days.
For more information on the Diamantina in Queensland see;
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/diamantina-river.shtml

Warburton:
River levels rising with minor flooding impacts possible over the next few
days in the Diamantina from the SA border to the Goyder Lagoon. Moderate flood
impacts may develop later in the week or early next week.

Flood Safety Advice:
People are advised to keep away from fast flowing water.

For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 03:30 pm CDT on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Diamantina River at Birdsville, 3.07, Steady, 10:35 AM TUE 19/02/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 215. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts.

Fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning for the Greater Hunter Fire Area

Tue 14:46 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Fire Weather Warning
for the Greater Hunter fire area.

Issued at 2:46 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Weather Situation
Hot, dry and windy conditions ahead of a southeasterly change will see elevated
fire dangers.

For the rest of Tuesday 19 February:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire area:
Greater Hunter

The NSW Rural Fire Service advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.

The Rural Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger:
- If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day
- Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it
- Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your
property - if in doubt, leave.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

Coastal wind warning

Strong Wind Warning the Bunbury Geographe Coast, Leeuwin Coast and Esperance Coast

Tue 10:00 WST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia
Issued at 10:00 am WST on Tuesday 19 February 2019
for the period until midnight WST Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 19 February
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Bunbury Geographe Coast and Leeuwin Coast

Wind Warnings for Wednesday 20 February
Strong Wind Warning for the following area:
Esperance Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:00 pm WST Tuesday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Flood warning

Moderate Flood Warning for Eyre Creek

Tue 11:32 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for Eyre Creek

Issued at 11:32 am EST on Tuesday 19 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 18

Moderate flooding is occurring on Eyre Creek.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the catchment for the next few days.

Georgina River to Marion Downs:
A small flood peak is approaching Marion Downs.

River levels at Marion Downs are expected to be below the minor flood level
(3.00 m). Small rises are likely during the week but river levels are expected
to remain below the minor flood level.

Eyre Creek:
Moderate flood levels extend along Eyre Creek.

The Eyre Creek at Bedourie was at 4.15 metres (above the moderate flood level)
and rising during Monday afternoon. River levels are expected to remain above
the moderate flood level (4.00 m) for the next few days.

The Eyre Creek at Glengyle is currently at 3.50 metres (above the moderate
flood level) and rising. River levels are expected to remain above the moderate
flood level (3.00 m) for the next few days.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact
the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)
immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Georgina R at Roxborough Downs TM, 3.43, Falling, 10:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Burke R at Boulia TM, 1.71, Steady, 10:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Georgina R at Marion Downs, Not Available
Eyre Ck at Bedourie, 4.15, Rising, 03:45 PM MON 18/02/19
Eyre Ck at Glengyle, 3.50, Rising, 09:00 AM TUE 19/02/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

Flood warning

Minor Flood Warning for Cooper Creek and the Lower Thomson River

Tue 10:39 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Minor Flood Warning for Cooper Creek and the lower Thomson River

Issued at 10:39 am EST on Tuesday 19 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 19

Minor flood levels continue on the lower Thompson River and in Cooper Creek at
Windorah.

Isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible but this rainfall is not
expected to worsen the current flooding situation.

Thomson River:
The flood peak in the Thompson River is now downstream of Longreach. Renewed
rises are expected downstream to Jundah during the week.

The Thomson River at Camoola Park peaked at 2.85 metres around 06:00 am
Thursday 14 February. River levels have now eased.

The Thomson River at Longreach is currently at 2.51 metres and falling,
following a peak below the minor flood level on Monday morning. River levels
are expected to remain below the minor flood level (3.30 m) and continue to
fall during the week.

No observations are available at Stonehenge manual gauge. However the Thomson
River at Stonehenge is expected to have eased below the minor flood level (2.00
m). Renewed rises are expected during this week with river levels likely to
exceed the minor flood level later in the week.

The Thomson River at Jundah is currently at 2.50 metres and falling. River
levels are expected to continue easing and fall below the minor flood level
(2.50 m) Tuesday morning. Renewed rises and a return to minor flood levels are
expected later in the week.

Cooper Creek:
The flood peak in Cooper Creek is now downstream from Windorah.

The Cooper Creek at Windorah is currently at 3.42 metres and falling. The
Cooper Creek at Windorah is expected to remain above the minor flood level
(3.00 m) during this week.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact
the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)
immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Thomson R at Longreach Auto TM, 2.51, Falling, 08:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Thomson R at Bogewong TM, 2.36, Rising, 09:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Thomson R at Jundah, 2.50, Falling, 05:40 AM TUE 19/02/19
Cooper Ck at Windorah TM, 3.42, Falling, 09:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Cooper Ck at Lignum Channel TM, 0.11, Steady, 09:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Cooper Ck at Nappa Merrie TM, -0.03, Steady, 08:00 AM TUE 19/02/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

Flood warning

Moderate Flood Warning for the Lower Diamantina River

Tue 09:31 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Moderate Flood Warning for the lower Diamantina River

Issued at 9:31 am EST on Tuesday 19 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 21

Moderate flood levels are likely at Birdsville. Moderate to major flooding is
continuing on the Diamantina River between Diamantina Lakes and Durrie.

No significant rainfall is expected across the catchment area for at least the
next few days.

Diamantina River downstream of Diamantina Lakes:
Moderate to major flood levels are continuing on the Diamantina River between
Diamantina Lakes and Durrie. The flood peak is currently near to Durrie, where
major flood levels are rising. River level rises are occurring downstream at
Roseberth and Birdsville, further significant rises are expected as upstream
floodwaters arrive.

There are currently no observations for the Diamantina River at Birdsville
(manual gauge). However, based on the nearby automatic gauge, river levels at
Birdsville are expected to be near 2.5 metres and rising. The Diamantina River
at Birdsville is likely to exceed the moderate flood levels (6.00 m) later in
the week or early next week.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact
the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)
immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Mills Ck at Oondooroo TM, 1.36, Steady, 07:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Diamantina R at Diamantina Lakes TM, 5.02, Steady, 04:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Diamantina R at Monkira, 4.29, Falling, 09:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Diamantina R at Durrie, 3.58, Rising, 06:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Diamantina R at Roseberth, 3.65, Rising, 06:30 AM TUE 19/02/19
Diamantina R at Birdsville, Not Available

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

Flood warning

Major Flood Warning for the Lower Flinders River and Moderate Flood Warning for the Norman River

Tue 08:11 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Major Flood Warning for the lower Flinders River and Moderate Flood Warning for
the Norman River

Issued at 8:11 am EST on Tuesday 19 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 42

Floodwaters across the lower Flinders River have continued to very slowly ease,
based on satellite imagery. Major flooding will continue along parts of the
lower reaches of the Flinders River during this week.

The Flinders River has experienced its most significant flood in at least the
last 50 years. Record floodwaters in places has also broken out into adjacent
catchments.

It is recommended to look at satellite imagery (http://satview.bom.gov.au) to
appreciate the full extent of the flooding in and around the Flinders River
area, particularly the lower reaches of the Flinders River which extend into
the neighbouring catchment area of the Norman River.

No further significant rainfall is expected, however a chance of a thunderstorm
remains over the next few days.

Many automatic gauges across the Gulf Rivers catchments have returned to
service following a data outage over a week ago. However, the data continues to
be intermittent and some gauges are yet to return data.

Flinders River downstream of Richmond:
Flood levels downstream of Richmond continue to very slowly ease, but will
generally remain high throughout the week. Floodwaters are contracting across
the floodplain, particularly in the area between Etta Plains and Canobie
through to Walkers Bend.

Record major flood levels are expected to have commenced to very slowly ease at
Walkers Bend. However no further data is available from this gauge. The
Flinders River at Walkers Bend will remain above the major flood level (5.60 m)
during this week.

Norman River:
Moderate flood levels on the Norman River between Yappar River and Normanton
are slowly easing.

The Norman River at Normanton is currently at 4.00 metres and falling. River
levels at Normanton are expected to fall below the moderate flood level (4.00
m) Tuesday morning.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact
the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)
immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am EST on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Flinders R at Glendower Crossing TM, 0.56, Steady, 07:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Flinders R at Hulberts Bridge TM, 1.84, Steady, 06:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Flinders R at Punchbowl TM, 2.58, Steady, 04:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Flinders R at Etta Plains TM, 7.00, Falling, 04:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Flinders River at Donors Hill, 8.80, Falling, 09:00 AM MON 18/02/19
Norman R d/s Yappar R Junction TM, 3.52, Steady, 06:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Norman R at Glenore Weir TM, 12.34, Rising, 07:20 AM TUE 19/02/19
Norman R at Normanton TM, 4.00, Falling, 06:00 AM TUE 19/02/19
Karumba Tide TM, 2.50, Steady, 07:37 AM TUE 19/02/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.

Fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning for Ashburton Inland fire weather district

Tue 01:00 WST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Warning
for the Ashburton Inland fire weather district.

Issued at 1:00 am WST on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Weather Situation
Very hot with fresh south to southwesterly winds in the afternoon and early
evening.

For the rest of Tuesday 19 February:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather district:
Ashburton Inland

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.dfes.wa.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.dfes.wa.gov.au.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
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