Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast District.

Issued at 1:16 pm Thursday, 3 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms may result in heavy rainfall over the southern Wide Bay.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are developing in very moist air near a northward moving surface trough, and in the short term have the potential to produce heavy rainfall.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, Biggenden and Tiaro.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Southeast Coast district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.