Be prepared for damaging winds and dangerous surf

surf Published on Friday, 17th April 2020

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging residents to prepare for the wild weather and dangerous surf conditions forecast to impact south-east Queensland later this week.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said as a Tropical Low makes its way down the Queensland coastline, now was the time for local residents to get ready and secure loose items around their home.

“Wind gusts of up to 90 km/h and dangerous beach conditions are forecast to impact our region from Wednesday,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“We are encouraging residents to take the time now and make sure they have secured outdoor furniture and gardening tools in their backyard, and brought in the washing from the line before the wind really starts to pick up around our region.

“Dangerous surf conditions are also forecast to impact the region and we ask beachgoers to heed the advice of authorities and stay out of the water during the warning period.

“You can monitor any local impacts by keeping an eye on the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BoM) website for the latest weather warnings, radar images and gauges.

“There may be a possibility of damaging winds and higher than normal tides, so make sure you, your family and your home are prepared, and in the event of severe weather, stay indoors and please limit all non-essential travel on the road.

“Council continues to work with the Bureau of Meteorology and local emergency services to monitor conditions.

“While the bureau isn’t predicting heavy rainfall, council will open sandbagging stations from midday (March 13) and crews will be on standby to monitor and respond to any potential impacts.

Weather warnings

Stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest weather updates, and visit BoM’s website to monitor your local conditions.


Local residents and businesses can register to receive free alerts about severe weather via text or voice message and e-mail. Register online at MoretonAlert or call council on (07) 3205 0555.

Sandbag locations

View a list of sandbag locations in the region.

Road conditions

Road closures are updated frequently during major weather events. For a list of current known road closures in the region see the road conditions report.

SES assistance

For emergency assistance with damage resulting from rain, contact the SES on 132 500.