QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rainfall


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:01 am Friday, 13 May 2022.

Heavy rainfall expected to continue about parts of the southern Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts today.

Weather Situation:
An upper low over southeast Queensland is resulting in widespread rainfall across southeast Queensland. A surface trough currently over the southern Capricornia is expected to move southwards through the Wide Bay and Burnett today and act as a focus for heavy rainfall today and early Saturday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast about parts of Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts during Friday, easing during Saturday morning. 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.

Heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.

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

Locations which may be affected include Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Maroochydore, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Kingaroy, Caboolture and Gatton.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.


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