Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:07 pm Tuesday, 9 November 2021.

Heavy rainfall from severe thunderstorms now developing in the Wide Bay

Weather situation: a broad area of moisture is combining with strong upper winds to produce thunderstorms across large areas of Queensland today, some of which will be severe.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Childers.

Heavy rainfall is most likely to affect areas where successive thunderstorm cells move over the same location.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia districts and the warning for these districts 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.
* 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.