Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:59 pm Thursday, 12 May 2022.
Heavy rainfall developing over the parts of the Sunshine Coast and Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett districts during Friday.
An upper low moving into southeast Queensland will result in widespread rainfall from early Friday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected to be concentrated around a surface trough which is forecast to develop over the southern Capricornia district early Friday morning and move slowly southwards through the Wide Bay and Burnett district during the day.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to develop during the early hours of Friday and continue into Friday evening. 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, Cooroy, Nambour and Rainbow Beach.
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.