Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Southeast Coast Forecast District.

Issued at 11:43 am Friday, 16 July 2021.

A very localised area of damaging winds may develop near the Main Range in southeast Queensland early Saturday morning

Weather Situation:
A vigorous westerly airflow is expected to develop over ranges during the early hours of Saturday morning in the wake of a trough passage across the region. These winds, combined with the temperature profile of the atmosphere, will induce the threat of downslope damaging wind gusts on the eastern slopes of the Main Range.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of 90 to 110km/h, may develop before sunrise on Saturday morning over a very localised area near the Main Range in southeast Queensland. These conditions are most likely on the eastern slopes of the range and the nearby valleys within a few kilometres east of the base of the range.

Conditions are likely to ease from Saturday afternoon, but there is a risk of damaging winds gusts redeveloping about the Main Range peaks early Sunday morning. The situation will continue to be monitored and the warning extended if required.

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.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.