Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:18 pm Thursday, 10 March 2022.

INTENSE RAINFALL FROM A VERY DANGREROUS STORM IN THE ROCKHAMPTON AREA

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are triggering to the east of a trough and dry-line this evening, with heavy to intense rainfall being triggered by a very humid easterly winds.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce INTENSE RAINFALL that may lead to DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Capricornia district. Locations which may be affected include Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays and Capricornia districts. Locations which may be affected include Rockhampton, Mackay, Mount Morgan, Yeppoon, St Lawrence and Sarina.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Rockhampton Airport has recorded 130mm of rainfall in the last 90 minutes.

Jambin recorded 82mm of rainfall in the 1 hour to 7:05pm.

Silver Valley (west of Innisfail) recorded 63mm of rainfall in the 1 hour to 5:20pm.

A wind gust to 102km/h was recorded at Proserpine Airport at 2:10pm.

Saddler Springs recorded 61mm of rainfall in the 90 minutes to 1:00pm.

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.