Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 8:04 pm Saturday, 26 March 2022.

HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY INTENSE FALLS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTHEAST QLD.

Weather Situation: A coastal trough over southeast Queensland is forecast to deepen in response to an upper low overnight on Sunday and into Monday. This trough is expected to remain slow-moving while producing heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for areas southeast of Double Island Point to Crows Nest to Warwick on Monday and Tuesday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 80 to 140 mm are possible, reaching up to 180 mm over coastal areas and ranges.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL leading to DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is possible with thunderstorms with six-hourly rainfall totals up to 250 mm.

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.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Coolangatta, Caboolture, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba.

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