DAMAGING WINDS: Bureau issues severe storm warning
THE Bureau of Meteorology has warned of damaging winds as severe thunderstorms form in the Darling Downs.
Severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area east of Dalby, Pittsworth, Ellangowan, Felton and Oakey at 5.15pm.
⚠️WARNING UPDATE for Severe #QldStorm cells in #SEQld. Storms are forecast to affect the area west of Toowoomba by 5:45 pm and the area northwest of Toowoomba by 6:15 pm. Storms are likely to produce damaging winds. Warnings: https://t.co/InVhM3AHNE pic.twitter.com/3rbBRiXpEJ— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) January 22, 2020
These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.
They are forecast to affect Bowenville and the area west of Toowoomba by 5.45 pm and the area northwest of Warwick, the area northwest of Toowoomba, Allora and Clifton by 6.15 pm.
Damaging winds are likely.
A 98km/h wind gust was recorded at Oakey at 5.10pm.
An 87km/h wind gust was recorded at Dalby at 4.46pm.