Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:52 pm Wednesday, 9 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms continuing over parts of southeastern and central coastal districts.

Weather Situation: A moist airmass with moderate to strong instability is in place over southeast Queensland to the east of a surface trough, combined with strong wind flow and dry air in the middle levels of the atmosphere will support scattered severe thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Kingaroy, Calliope, Cooroy, Mount Morgan, Nambour, Nanango and Rainbow Beach.

Pomona Alert recorded 49 mm of rainfall in the 30 minutes to 2:00 pm

Dagun Pocket Alert recorded 72 mm of rainfall in the 1 hour to 2:00 pm

Magnolia Alert recorded 86 mm of rainfall in the 2 hours to 1:30 pm

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.