Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:34 pm Monday, 28 March 2022.

HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY INTENSE FALLS ARE FORECAST OVER SOUTHEAST QLD FOR THIS EVENING AND AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Weather Situation: A coastal trough over southeast Queensland will bring heavy rainfall this evening before easing Tuesday morning.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may occur over areas southeast of Caboolture to Lowood to Warwick tonight and early Tuesday morning. 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 tonight with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 200 mm.

Both heavy and intense rainfall are expected to ease during Tuesday morning.

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.

Flood Watches and Warnings are current for parts of southern Queensland, refer to www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Caboolture, Coolangatta, Boonah, Ipswich and Redcliffe.

Rainfall reported since 9am:

116mm at Dunwich

103mm at North Stradbroke Island

99mm at Coplicks Bridge

95mm at Oyster Creek

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.