Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:01 pm Wednesday, 23 February 2022.

HEAVY TO INTENSE RAINFALL TO REDEVELOP ACROSS SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND LATER TONIGHT.

Weather Situation: A strong upper trough and associated cut-off low will move slowly eastward across the southern and southeastern interior of Queensland during this evening and through Thursday. A surface trough near the southeast coast will deepen in response to this upper weather system. The surface trough is forecast to remain slow-moving through Thursday, producing areas of heavy to intense rainfall with embedded thunderstorms.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is expected to redevelop from the east later tonight and extend inland during Thursday over areas between Double Island Point, Kingaroy, Oakey and Stanthorpe. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 80 and 120 mm are likely, reaching up to 180 mm over areas east of Gympie and Ipswich.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL leading to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is likely anywhere within the warning area from early Thursday morning. In these areas, six-hourly rainfall totals up to 300 mm are possible. A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if and when very dangerous storms with intense rainfall are detected.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible from early Thursday morning over the Southeast Coast, east of about Maroochydore, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

A Flood Watch and various Flood Warnings are current for parts of Southeast Queensland. For more details, please visit www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/.

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Stanthorpe, Caboolture, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Mount Tamborine and Redcliffe.

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