Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:08 am Friday, 25 February 2022.

VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE RAINFALL EXTENDING FROM 1770 TO BIGGENDEN.

Weather Situation: A strong upper low is combining with a deepening surface trough to produce intense and slow-moving thunderstorms. A separate Severe Weather Warning is also current for this area.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett district. Locations which may be affected include Childers, Biggenden and Gin Gin.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include communities between Chinchilla and Eidsvold.

Fred Haigh Highway recorded 122 mm in 1 hour to 2:45 am.

Old Range Rd (near Biggenden) recorded 90mm in 30 minutes & 161mm in 1 hour to 2:45 am.

Paradise Dam recorded 75mm in 30 minutes and 124mm in 1 hour to 12:30 am.

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.