Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gympie and Noosa Council Areas.

Issued at 1:47 am Sunday, 27 February 2022.

INTENSE RAINFALL LIKELY NEAR KIN KIN AND EAST OF GYMPIE.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:35 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Lake Cooloola. They are forecast to affect Lake Cootharaba and Kin Kin by 2:05 am and the area east of Gympie, the area northeast of Gympie and Pomona by 2:35 am.

Intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500