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 11:00 am Friday, 25 February 2022.

HEAVY RAINFALL AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY INTENSE FALLS OVER PARTS OF SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND.

Weather Situation: A strong upper low will move slowly eastward across southeast Queensland today and through Saturday. A deepening and slow-moving surface trough that extends from near Hervey Bay down to a developing low pressure system near Biggenden and over the eastern Darling Downs will continue to produce areas of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is forecast to continue over parts of Southeast Queensland today and potentially through Saturday morning. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 80 and 120 mm are likely, reaching up to 180 mm over areas east of Gympie to Jimboomba.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL leading to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is possible with thunderstorms during this period, particularly over areas north of Brisbane. Six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 300 mm are possible. A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected.

Heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible over areas east of about Seventeen Seventy to Brisbane, although most likely near the coast north of Maroochydore.

A Flood Watch, Flood Warnings and Severe Weather Warning are current for parts of Southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales. For more details, please visit www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/.

Locations which may be affected include Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Kingaroy, Caboolture and Ipswich.

Since 12am 25/02/22 (in the last 10.5hrs):

Pomona recorded 445mm

Cooran recorded 410mm

Hills Road recorded 329mm

Moy Pocket recorded 315mm

Mt Glorious recorded 280mm

Toowoomba recorded 124.8mm

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.