Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 7:22 pm Thursday, 12 May 2022.

Heavy rainfall occurring along the Main Range this evening, extending over the parts of the Sunshine Coast and Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts during Friday.

Weather Situation:
An upper low moving into southeast Queensland is resulting in heavy rainfall about the Main Range near the NSW border this evening. Heavy rainfall is also expected to become widespread from early Friday morning over the southern Capricornia district and move slowly southwards through the Wide Bay and Burnett district during the day.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is occurring about the Main Range near the NSW border this evening. Heavy rainfall is also forecast to develop about the the southern Capricornia district during the early hours of Friday before moving southwards through the Wide Bay and Burnett district during the day. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 100mm to 160mm are possible.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is possible with thunderstorms. A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected.

Showers are expected to continue during the weekend, however the threat of heavy rainfall decreases from early Saturday morning as the upper low moves offshore.

Various Flood Watches and Warnings are current across the area, see http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/.

Locations which may be affected include Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, Gatton, Nambour and Rainbow Beach.

Spring Creek Road Alert has recorded 110mm in 6 hours to 7:00pm

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.