Extreme fire warnings have been issued for parts of Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions.
The Darling Downs and Granite Belt are expected to be the most at risk, with temperatures getting up to 40 degrees.
There could also be wind gusts of up to 80 kilometres an hour.
There is a Fire Weather Warning in place for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts:
Hot, dry, strong and gusty west to southwesterly winds are expected to produce
Extreme fire danger in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast
Districts, with Severe fire danger in the Central Highlands and Coalfields,
Maranoa and Warrego, and Wide Bay and Burnett Districts.
For the rest of Friday 8 November:
Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Wide Bay and Burnett
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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.