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 4:08 pm Sunday, 27 February 2022.

HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY INTENSE FALLS OVER SE QLD TODAY.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system lies east of the Sunshine Coast, embedded within a surface trough. This low is expected to track southward along the Southeast Queensland coast and into northeastern New South Wales later today producing further heavy to locally intense rainfall with embedded thunderstorms. As this low tracks southwards heavy rainfall is expected to contract towards the NSW border this evening and overnight into Monday morning.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is forecast to continue over parts of southeast Queensland today and continue overnight mainly for areas near the NSW border into Monday morning. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 60 and 120 mm are likely to continue, reaching up to 150 mm over areas southeast of Caloundra to Warwick and contracting south to the NSW border later today.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL leading to dangerous and LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is possible with thunderstorms during this period, particularly over coastal areas south of Caloundra and the Gold Coast hinterland today. Six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 200 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 in excess of 90 km/h are possible over coastal fringes mainly south of Caloundra and about the elevated terrain of the Gold Coast hinterland.

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

A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for parts of northeast NSW. For more details, please visit www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings.

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

Rainfall since 9am Sunday:

319mm at Murrumba Downs

317mm at Lawton

311mm at Youngs Crossing

258mm at Upper Kedron

200mm at Enoggera Dam

179mm at Mt Glorious

117mm at Brisbane City

Previous Rainfall to 9am Sunday:

461mm at Mount Glorious

362mm at Rose Ck Road

322mm at Mount Mee

320.8mm at Beerburrum

231mm at Brisbane City

Previous Rainfall to 9am Saturday:

709mm at Mt Glorious

541mm at Pomona

444mm at Tin Can Bay

381mm at Dayboro

301mm at Gatton

236mm at Brisbane City

224mm at Ipswich

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.