Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast district
Issued at 4:20 pm EST on Monday 16 September 2019.

Weather Situation
Severe fire danger ratings are forecast to affect the Darling Downs and Granite Belt tomorrow, and may affect isolated parts of the northern Maranoa and Warrego, southern Central Highlands and Coalfields and western Southeast Coast districts.

Fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds are expected to bring hot, dry conditions across the warning area tomorrow. A fresh and gusty southwesterly wind change is expected to move across the southern interior of the state during tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Isolated thunderstorms are also forecast to develop across the Downs and the southeast during Tuesday afternoon and evening, tending scattered closer to the coast. Given the dry air mass, some of these thunderstorms will have little to no rainfall, so there is a risk that dry lightning could ignite new fires. Further, thunderstorms may produce gusty and erratic winds.

For Tuesday 17 September:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
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, and
Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to

Fire Danger Rating Maps