Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast district

Issued at 2:12 pm EST on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

Severe fire conditions are forecast for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district for Thursday. A vigorous cold front is expected to move eastwards through southern Queensland, reaching the southeast on Thursday afternoon, with hot conditions ahead and cooler, drier conditions behind. Fresh to strong, gusty winds are expected around the front, with northwesterly winds ahead and southwesterly winds behind. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms with the passage of the front, particularly around the New South Wales border, although little to no rainfall is expected.

For Thursday 8 August:
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