Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast District.

Issued at 5:28 pm Friday, 4 March 2022.
Severe thunderstorms may result in heavy rainfall and damaging winds over coastal parts of the southeastern Wide Bay.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are developing in very moist air near a northward moving surface trough located just inland from the southern Fraser coast. A moist and moderately unstable airmass is in place ahead of the trough, and this combined with strong wind flow and dry air in the middle levels of the atmosphere will support scattered severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Tiaro.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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.